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The simple and delicious no knead focaccia for lunch

The simple and delicious no knead focaccia for lunch

Posted on 10. Aug, 2014 by .

Remember the famous no knead faux-caccia?  It's making another appearance today for lunch.  Nothing to eat for lunch?  Or, maybe nothing particularly fun?  Got some flour, water, salt, yeast and a few vegetables in the fridge.  This one is yours!  Recipe here! Come and take a bread course with us so you can learn how […]

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The Great British Bake Off starts today!

The Great British Bake Off starts today!

Posted on 06. Aug, 2014 by .

Sorry, missed the "one day to go to the Great British Bake Off" post as nothing much was happening with the 1857 sourdough.  It sat around all day - a pre-dough fermenting quietly away developing flavour and becoming easier and easier to digest. Last night I added 830 grams of white wheat flour, 50 g […]

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Two days to go to the Great British Bake Off

Two days to go to the Great British Bake Off

Posted on 04. Aug, 2014 by .

I am no nearer remembering whether it's the badger of the North, the fox of the midlands or the silver bear - anyone can help me?  In any case, the point is that I AM nearer (1 day nearer) to making my GBBO bread - ready for the launch of 2014 GBBO.  Bake along!  The […]

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Three days to go to the Great British Bake Off!

Three days to go to the Great British Bake Off!

Posted on 03. Aug, 2014 by .

So....bread that takes three days to make?  NOT A PROBLEM!  With the 1857 sourdough it takes at least 3 days to make bread (it's a plan in advance and sit around and wait sort of bread).  So, without further ado, day minus three to the GBBO: Refresh the 1857 sourdough: More interested in bread than […]

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Easy recipe for crackers for National Bread Week

Easy recipe for crackers for National Bread Week

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by .

To celebrate National Bread Week with something a little bit different, here is a simple recipe for home made crackers.  Ever wonder how to make crackers?  Well, here you go.  Your life may never be the same again! Ingredients: For the dough 300 g strong white bread flour 100 g semolina 300 g water 2 […]

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Simple, hearty bread with oats for cold weather

Simple, hearty bread with oats for cold weather

Posted on 16. Feb, 2012 by .

The Eastern, or Atlantic provinces of Canada were settled by Scots and Irish looking for a brighter future.  They brought many of their customs and traditions from food to music - indeed there are still some gallic speaking communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.  This bread most certainly has celtic origins.  If the oats […]

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Learn to bake bread and enrich your life in 2012

Learn to bake bread and enrich your life in 2012

Posted on 02. Jan, 2012 by .

Wow, it's 2012.  Time for new year's resolutions, getting fit for the Olympics, gathering strength for the US elections and adapting to our continually changing world in which we are all locked into economic recession, the perplexing impact of technology, joblessness and increasing hopelessness among young people, and the usual nasties of war, famine, and […]

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Learning to bake bread with Virtuous Bread

Learning to bake bread with Virtuous Bread

Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by .

It seems incredible that 2011 is nearly over.  Yesterday I taught the final class of the calendar year - a dinner party bread class - and the class felt like a dinner party, it went by so quickly with lots of chat and banter, good food and drink, and general lively cheer.  If anyone doubts […]

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Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Everards Brewery helps people set up home baking businesses in Leicester

Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by .

What is a social enterprise? Social enterprises exist to benefit society; but they are not necessarily charities. There are two sides to a social enterprise - the "social" bit and the "enterprise" bit.  Social enterprises need to make money because they need to spend to help benefit society and because the people who run them […]

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How to make German Christmas bread – Stollen

How to make German Christmas bread – Stollen

Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by .

My friend Jules spent many years kind of ignoring the fact that she is German.  Educated in the UK and a following a career path that took her from St Louis to South Africa, when I first visited her in Hamburg she swore that there were no German restaurants in the city.  Then she thought […]

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