Tag Archives: The Book of Buns

Thanksgiving (or Harvest Festival) is a great time to bake

Thanksgiving (or Harvest Festival) is a great time to bake

Posted on 10. Oct, 2016 by .

If you are going to bake once a year, it's usually in the autumn.  The first chilly nights inspire you to turn on the oven.  The first dark evenings make you crave soup.  Soup makes you want bread....it's really that easy.  A seasonal ritual - and one we are not in control of.  A seasonal […]

Continue Reading

Bread and Spread – the new book by Jane Mason

Bread and Spread – the new book by Jane Mason

Posted on 24. May, 2015 by .

Since publishing All You Knead Is Bread and The Book of Buns, I have been busy in the food writing world!  November 2014 saw the publication of Mexico - The Cookbook for which I was the contributing editor, perfecting my Mexican cookery skills along the way.  May 2015 sees the publication of Homemade Sourdough.  So, […]

Continue Reading

A very real, live and kicking global bread group gets baking!

A very real, live and kicking global bread group gets baking!

Posted on 06. Apr, 2015 by .

Shortly after The Book of Buns was published, I received an e mail from a woman in the Netherlands, named Caroline.  In the mail, she asked if I would mind if she set up a Facebook group called "Baking our Way Through The Book of Buns".  I was thrilled and delighted of course.  The group […]

Continue Reading

Simple and delicious Russian bread to celebrate the World Cup!

Simple and delicious Russian bread to celebrate the World Cup!

Posted on 16. Jun, 2014 by .

Bublik are the Russian equivalent to bagels.  The difference is that they are a little smaller and slightly sweet.  In Russia they have always been sold by the dozen, strung on a string.  In some rural communities you still see them sold that way.  Eaten as a pastry with a cup of coffee or tea, […]

Continue Reading

Easy Recipe for Irish Soda Bread

Easy Recipe for Irish Soda Bread

Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 by .

Soda bread is a classic Irish bread.  This simple recipe for soda bread is ready in 30 minutes and is perfect for when you do not have a lot of time, when you have run out of bread or when unexpected guests show up for lunch!  Delicious and satisfying, it compliments any meal with its simple elegance. […]

Continue Reading

Recipe for conchas – a famous Mexican pan dulce

Recipe for conchas – a famous Mexican pan dulce

Posted on 23. Aug, 2013 by .

If you can make brioche you can make conchas and here is a really easy recipe for conchas which are made of an enriched dough (not quite as enriched by a true recipe for brioche but not far off) that is shaped into balls and topped it with something akin to pastry.  Really very delicious […]

Continue Reading

Recipe for easy buns with fresh herbs

Recipe for easy buns with fresh herbs

Posted on 08. May, 2013 by .

Buns with fresh herbs A spot of culling was called for today as the herbs in their pots were looking rather leggy. Rather than throw all those lovely fresh herbs away, I made some lovely buns, adding fresh thyme, marjoram and rosemary.  But first, here is my very first VINE video attempt (phew, a second […]

Continue Reading

What is scalded flour and why use scalded flour

What is scalded flour and why use scalded flour

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by .

In my research for my new book, The Book of Buns, I have discovered an amazing fact.  Scalding flour before adding it to bread dough is not a technique limited to Scandinavia.  In fact, is used all over Asia to make buns!  Yes!  Many of the recipes for the buns I have been eating for […]

Continue Reading

Jane Mason, bio and books

Posted on 27. Jul, 2010 by .

I am a baker, a writer, business woman and a social entrepreneur. I have an MBA from London Business School and until 2005 I was a partner in a strategy consulting firm, working with senior executives in international professional services firms to help resolve strategic, organisational, and leadership issues.   From 2005-2010 I spent most of my […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Continue Reading