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How to bake the perfect baguette – 2nd place in the baguette bake off!

How to bake the perfect baguette – 2nd place in the baguette bake off!

Posted on 10. Feb, 2016 by .

OK, so we are now into Lent.  No more cream, butter, eggs, sugar or anything nice until Hot Cross Buns, right?  WRONG. Thankfully good things come in simple packages when they are well made.  Good bread, with four simple ingredients, is delicious.  You would be amazed at how delicious flour, salt, water, and yeast can […]

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The great baguette bake off – how to bake the perfect baguette

The great baguette bake off – how to bake the perfect baguette

Posted on 03. Feb, 2016 by .

To bake the perfect baguette you first need to know what you expect:  The flyaway crust that scatters crumbs everywhere?  The deep golden colour with perfectly exploding slash marks?  Nice open crumb?  Slightly chewy texture?  Strong flavour with a hint of acidity?  And then, there is its purpose:  Slicing thinly to make tapas (better use […]

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Great recipe for sourdough bagels

Great recipe for sourdough bagels

Posted on 26. Jan, 2016 by .

Always remember that yeast was "invented" so we could actually hold it in our hands in the mid 1800s.  Yet, we have been baking for about 10,000 years (give or take a few).  So, before 1850 and, really before the second world war, all bread was made with a sourdough culture.  Variously called the "mother", […]

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Easy recipe for “pizza bread”  – delicious everyday bread

Easy recipe for “pizza bread” – delicious everyday bread

Posted on 24. Jan, 2016 by .

This easy bread is so delicious I urge you to try it the next time you make bread.  It's a simple white or whole meal dough topped, stuffed and baked.  The resulting bread is moist, savoury and flavourful.  Perfect for making sandwiches, dunking in soup and toasting for a savoury breakfast. Try it today! Ingredients […]

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Simple recipe for rye and spelt sourdough bread with caraway seeds

Simple recipe for rye and spelt sourdough bread with caraway seeds

Posted on 21. Jan, 2016 by .

I confess, I am not a fan of caraway seeds.  I think maybe I over loaded on them when I was a child, or maybe I never liked them.  Recently, however, I have used them in cooking (rather than baking) as they are called for in my recipe for cabbage rolls (which I LOVE) and […]

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Easy recipe for San Francisco Sourdough (holes included)

Easy recipe for San Francisco Sourdough (holes included)

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

Everyone wants to bake San Francisco sourdough - they want the challenge, they want the flavour, they want the texture and most of all, they want the HOLES! There are hundreds of recipes for San Francisco Sourdough bread.  Some call for 100% wheat and some call for a wheat/rye dough.  The "sour to flour" ratio […]

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Recipe for delicious whole meal sourdough bread

Recipe for delicious whole meal sourdough bread

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

If you love whole meal bread and you love sourdough bread you will love this easy recipe for delicious and  surprisingly light whole meal sourdough bread.  You can bake this with spelt or wheat flour and, although I used a white wheat sourdough starter because that is what I have, you can use a whole […]

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The best sourdough pancake recipe in the world

The best sourdough pancake recipe in the world

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

OK, to last time I wrote a recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes and, don't get me wrong, they are delicious. However, because I have been working on sourdough recipes for the re publication of Home Made Sourdough, I have had to test a lot of pancake recipes and I developed a recipe that is even […]

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Why should I soak seeds and grains before I bake bread?

Why should I soak seeds and grains before I bake bread?

Posted on 05. Nov, 2015 by .

Soaking things in water before cooking and baking with them is an oddly important tradition for many people in many parts of the world.  Certainly, in Germany, where my mother is from, you would never get seeds or grains in bread that had not been soaked first.  I do know know why it is not […]

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Easy rye bread recipes

Easy rye bread recipes

Posted on 05. Nov, 2015 by .

It's fantastic that more and more people are becoming hip to rye bread.  Rye is tasty, good for you, provides a welcome alternative to wheat bread, and compliments certain food (smoked meat and fish, strong cheese) really well. The great thing is that baking with rye is really easy. There are a few characteristics of […]

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