Archive for June, 2012

Simply stupendous bread made with Gilchester’s flour

Simply stupendous bread made with Gilchester’s flour

Posted on 21. Jun, 2012 by .

Gilchesters, if you don't know it, is a small food company located in deepest, darkest Northumberland.  The Wilkinson family who owns and runs Gilchesters are farmers who became millers when they could not find anyone to mill their grain in just the way they wanted it.  And they were not being precious, they have very […]

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Respectful address to the German bakers at their annual conference (extract from the speech)

Respectful address to the German bakers at their annual conference (extract from the speech)

Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by .

Guten Morgen/Good Morning It is an honor to have been invited here today to talk to you about bread.  As a Canadian born, self taught, female baker living in London, it is daunting to speak to a room full of people who arguably bake the widest variety of some of the best bread in the […]

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Top “designer bakeries” worldwide

Top “designer bakeries” worldwide

Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by .

The rise of the designer bakery Princi is a wonderful shop.  Whether in Italy or in London, the experience is wonderful: the products are excellent, the shops are beautiful, the staff are knowledgeable and helpful, and there is bake-o-tainment (bakers are baking in front of you) which is both visually and olfactorally stimulating.  Of course […]

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Open Letter to Jay Rayner, Observer Food Monthly

Open Letter to Jay Rayner, Observer Food Monthly

Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by .

Dear Mr Rayner I read your articles with interest and pleasure and am delighted that you have such a profound influence on the eating habits and dining cultures of fellow readers around the world.  I was disappointed, however to read your article in Observer Food Monthly on 17 June 2012.  Whilst I am sorry to […]

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Baking with scalded flour

Baking with scalded flour

Posted on 12. Jun, 2012 by .

In Scandi-land there is a tradition of baking with "scalded" flour.  I have never come across this anywhere else but I can tell you that everyone should be doing it as part of their baking repertoire because it turns out gorgeous bread.  The crumb is soft and chewy as if there was a lot of […]

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Baking in a sea container in Berkshire

Baking in a sea container in Berkshire

Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by .

On top of a hill in the middle of the forest there is a little cottage.  And in the cottage lives the forrester and his lovely wife who is a baker....sound like the beginning of a fairy tale?  No such thing - it's true! My friend and fellow Bread Angel, Lucie Steele lives in a […]

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