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Eat bread to lose weight!  Easy, delicious olive and avocado bread rolls

Eat bread to lose weight! Easy, delicious olive and avocado bread rolls

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by .

I went to a nutritionist several years ago to understand how to lose a couple of kilos safely and permanently.  She told me categorically that you need to do three things: 1.  You need to cut out sugar altogether. 2.  You need carbohydrates to give you energy and provide a balance to your diet but […]

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Learn to bake Cream Buns – the Nordic Way!

Learn to bake Cream Buns – the Nordic Way!

Posted on 24. Feb, 2012 by .

I asked around for a recipe for Semlor -  the Swedish buns that are eaten on Shrove Tuesday to mark the beginning of Lent. They are rich, sweet bread rolls, spread with marzipan and then stuffed with cream and then crammed into waiting mouths (see below...).  In the true tradition of Shrove Tuesday cooking, Semlor […]

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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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How to Bake Bread

How to Bake Bread

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 by .

How do I know my bread is done? We get a lot of e mails from our wonderful students about the actual baking process which may not go exactly to plan when they get home. Here is a list of the top five concerns: 1.  How do I know the bread is done? 2.  Does […]

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Simple recipe for sweet buns

Simple recipe for sweet buns

Posted on 16. Oct, 2011 by .

What is is about buns?  Or, more precisely about bun dough?  Christmas bread, Easter bread, other festival, celebration, and holiday bread - it's all more or less made of the same thing - bun dough. The English are particularly good at buns:  Chelsea buns, Sally Lunns, rock cakes, bath buns - it's all going on […]

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Recipe for Stollen Success

Recipe for Stollen Success

Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 by .

Book now to learn to bake stollen in time for Christmas! Stollen is a celebration bread with roots in Dresden where it was first mentioned officially in the fifteenth century.  Like many types of celebration bread, stollen is enriched with delicious, expensive things to honour guests and celebrate religious holiday.  Of course there is no […]

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Learn to bake bread rolls for a party!

Learn to bake bread rolls for a party!

Posted on 03. Sep, 2011 by .

Today is my friend Sue's 70th birthday party and yes, she and her husband of 87 are catering it themselves.  There promises to be the most amazing feast of coronation chicken, cooked ham, poached salmon, salads, mirangues, cream, strawberries and loads and loads of booze.  Not tea-total, not Sue and David! People are coming from […]

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Easy bread recipes

Posted on 21. Jun, 2010 by .

Talking to people is a wonderful way of gathering recipes. Bakers are extremely generous with their recipes because bakers know that each and every loaf of bread is unique.  The size, strength and scent of the baker's hands, the origin and quality of the ingredients, the oven, the heat and humidity of the day...all of these things effect […]

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