Mason Jar: Sprouts

Sprouts are ridiculously easy to grow; who knew? (Well, a lot of people actually.)

As I don’t want to go into a store of late and we still wanted greens and crunch, this was an easy addition to my mason jar repertoire.

For alfalfa sprouts:

    take 1 tsp of seeds
    Soak in water for 8-12 hours in a quart wide mouth jar
    Drain water the stand upside down
    Rinse the sprouts morning and evening

Takes about 3-4 days to get good sprouts. I put them in the fridge after they are ready, then they get used on salads and sammiches.

Radish sprouts are good too, a little spicier but take a few more days to get a full jar.

I store my seeds in a jar and I cut up the sack so that I can put the paper in over the lid but under the ring.

Sprouting Lids with Stand for Wide Mouth Mason Jars 4 Pack

Irish Soda Bread

No yeast? That’s ok.

1.5 cups buttermilk*
3.5 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

*if you don’t have buttermilk on hand you can curdle the 1.5 cups of milk with 1 tbsp white vinegar


  1. Sift flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Create a well and pour in buttermilk
  3. Combine to a slightly shaggy dough, then form the ball into a nice loaf. The dough should be slightly sticky at this point.
  4. Flour your hands and form into a round loaf. (You can add a little more flour or milk to achieve the right feel.)
  5. Score the loaf with a knife into an X, then poke a hole into the middle of the X with your finger.
  6. Bake at 400 F in a Dutch oven or on a cookie sheet/pizza stone for about 30-35 minutes until the crust is hard but sounds hollow inside if you tap or thump the shell.

Share pics in the comments of your loaves!

Here’s the video where I learned how to do this: