Super Easy Beer Bread

So I was troubled as I sat down to type up this post…this bread is so BLAH looking, the ingredients are beige, you add beige beer, the batter is beige, it bakes up into a couple beige loaves that you slice and smear with something blandly colored like cream cheese, butter, molasses…beige.  Then I realized…you…

Melanie’s Irish Soda Bread

One of the highlights of working at Chesapeake Bay Magazine years ago, was Melanie’s wonderful daily treats during the production of the Boat Show issue. She was kind enough to share this great Sweet Irish Soda Bread recipe with Galley Pirates, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Her’s was the first I’d ever tasted.…

Jalapeño Cornbread

Anything shaped like a fish has its place on a boat. Right? But perch-shaped cast iron muffin pans apparently are a stretch…according to my Skipper anyway. They fall into the same category as a 3 lb conch horn and 15 lbs of porcelain dinnerware…arguably useless, and unquestionably heavy. All dragging down Night Town‘s performance. HA!…

Banana Bread with Ginger

It’s one of those rainy days where you’re cozed up in the cabin, in need of comfort food and a good book. And there happen to be four over-ripe bananas hanging in your galley. Stop. WAIT!! Did you say bananas?? Are you crazy? Every sailor knows that bananas on board a vessel are bad news;…

The Smell of Home Baked Bread

An unexpected warm fuzzy onboard: easy, homemade bread. You can make this from scratch (knock yourself out in the doldrums), but if you’re fast under way or pressed for time, try Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade No Knead Bread Mix.