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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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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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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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Simple recipe for delicious brioche

Simple recipe for delicious brioche

Posted on 03. Nov, 2015 by .

How do I make brioche? Making brioche is much easier than you would think.  It just takes time and a lot of energy.  Unless you have a machine and then it just takes time.  The trick is to knead the dough in two parts.  Here is what it looks like to do it in the […]

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Is there a recipe for chocolate bread?

Is there a recipe for chocolate bread?

Posted on 18. Oct, 2015 by .

Oh yes it is and here is a simple recipe for chocolate bread in one of its many forms.  I am not sure what this little bun should be called.  Is this a recipe for a chocolate babka?  Or is it a recipe for a chocolate bullar (like the kanelbuller but with chocolate) or is […]

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Micro bakers triumph at the World Bread Awards

Micro bakers triumph at the World Bread Awards

Posted on 08. Oct, 2015 by .

We are delighted again that two of the Bread Angels in our community of micro bakers have won five awards between them at the World Bread Awards.  It's brilliant and we are thrilled to have such talented bakers in our community of micro bakers. Juli Farkas was awarded prizes for her wholemeal sourdough loaf and her […]

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How do I get holes in my artisan bread

How do I get holes in my artisan bread

Posted on 07. Jul, 2015 by .

Holes are the holy grail of bread making for many and yet those pesky holes can be elusive.  There are various techniques you can follow to get the holes in your bread and in this post we will discuss your options. The five consistently necessary parts of achieving holes in your artisan bread are: 1. […]

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