The Little Mill Blog

  • Share the Bake love - Writing Competition

    by Kathy Purcell

    intergen baking

    There’s a simple, but wonderful magic to baking. A magic that brings family and friends together. Fills an entire house with a welcoming aroma of warmth. Captures a cherished but fleeting moment in family life and forever preserves it in a smell, a taste, a particular baked treat. And that treat becomes a family tradition. Bread. Cake. Pastry. It doesn’t matter. What you bake with your family becomes a tangible, edible bridge between your grandmother’s kitchen and your own. Between the generations.

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  • 5 Reasons to Love The Little Mill

    by Kathy Purcell

    wheat

    It’s easy to love The Little Mill…here’s why…

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  • Mother's Day Love - Wholemeal Spelt, Seed and Oat Rhubarb Crumble

    by Kathy Purcell

    Rubharb Crumble

    “Mother’s are like buttons, they hold everything together”…

    Our Mum’s do so much for us and we are all a little guilty of taking her for granted now and then, but now is your time to spoil her and show off your baking skills to boot! Make this Wholemeal Spelt, Seed and Oat Rhubarb Crumble to finish off Sunday dinner.

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  • Green, White & Gold Scones - Happy St. Patrick's Day

    by Kathy Purcell

    St. Patricks Day Scones

    Next Friday the world will turn green as we celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Here in Ireland it is still March and as we say the month of many weathers. So what better way to warm yourself up after watching your local parade showcase yet another lot of combine harvesters than some lovely freshly made scones and a hot cup of tea.

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  • Boozy Wholemeal Spelt Crepes

    by Kathy Purcell

    spelt crepe

    Who doesn’t love Pancake Tuesday? Traditionally the last day of indulgence before Lent, an opportunity to use the milk, eggs and sugar remaining in the house before Spring. For many it’s a lovely occasion to cook with children, breaking in the eggs and beating the mixture, then deciding the fillings and of course the eating part!

    But for 2017, we are going to go a bit wilder (kid free zone), with our boozy spelt crepes…we have added just a little whiskey to make things interesting. Happy flipping!

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  • When love lets you down, there is always CHOCOLATE!

    by Kathy Purcell

    Wholemeal Chocolate Cake

    Valentines, for some the most romantic day of the year, for others a cynical marketing ploy on behalf of greeting card companies. Whatever your romantic status on this St. Valentine’s day, one thing is for sure, chocolate won’t let you down when it comes to giving you that warm fuzzy feeling! It’s all down to phenylethylamine and tryptophan, that help create serotonin and stimulants, which mimic the feelings of falling in love. So now that the science lesson is over, get the apron on, show someone you really care by baking a delicious wholemeal chocolate cake. Feel the love!

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  • A Whole Lotta Love – Beetroot & Wholemeal Spelt Bundt Cake

    by Kathy Purcell

    Spelt & Beetroot Cake

    There are two camps in the world when it comes to Valentines Day, those who embrace the hearts, chocolates and schmaltzy cards and those who want to run away and wait till it’s over. Which ever camp you are in, we think everybody likes to show people they care, and that can happen 365 days of the year! We say ditch the flowers, and show you lurve someone by baking a delicious and healthy cake (healthy of course because we want to make sure that our loved ones stay around as long as possible!).

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  • The Little Mill now available to buy on Amazon

    by Kathy Purcell

    Amazon

    The Little Mill is delighted to announce that our products are now available on Amazon for customers in the USA and UK. Our baker friends across the ponds can now get authentic Irish stoneground wholemeals to bake delicious soda breads and so much more.

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  • Wholemeal Almond Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies / Try a nut free alternative Sunflower Butter Cookies

    by Kathy Purcell

    almond butter and cocoa nibs

    There is nothing quite like the smell of cookies baking in the oven. To ease the January blues we have two delicious and simple cookie recipes to give you a real pick me up. We are taking the classic peanut butter cookie and giving it a twist, substituting peanut butter for almond butter and adding scrumptious chocolate chips. For those with nut allergies we suggest baking the same recipe but with sunflower butter and adding sunflower seeds to create a taste sensation!

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  • Waste Not Want Not - Baked Potato Wholemeal Sourdough Bread

    by Kathy Purcell

    Potato Bread

    If you were at this year’s food on the edge, you might have had the pleasure of hearing No.1 International Chef Massimo Bottura of Modena Restaurant in Italy speak about the endemic problem of food waste and homelessness. The award winning chef hopes that his accolades as one of the world’s top chefs will help drive his non-profit organization, Food for Soul, around the world. Bottura famously set up an avant-garde soup kitchen to educate and feed refugees, homeless, and working poor using salvaged food during the Rio Olympics.

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