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How to make bread

Okay, here is the most basic, fundamental leavened loaf that you can make using the five classic ingredients. I can almost guarantee that if you follow the instructions, you will have a loaf that will show you just how much better home made bread is than shop bought. First the ingredients – I have named […]

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How to make bread

Okay, here is the most basic, fundamental leavened loaf that you can make using the five classic ingredients. I can almost guarantee that if you follow the instructions, you will have a loaf that will show you just how much better home made bread is than shop bought. First the ingredients – I have named […]

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Breakfast in a Flat Loaf

This is a recipe I made years ago, when I first tried making bread. For some reason it worked, but not nearly as well as it would if I made it now. Make a basic dough – click here for details if you have not made it before. After the first proving, split the dough […]

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Cheese and Herb Rolls for Pasta

Try these soft rolls with an onion and tomato sauce over pasta. The mix of brown and white flours may need a little more water than plain white flour requires, but if you aim for a soft textured dough you will not go far wrong. Again, if you try to make the rolls look attractive […]

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Rustic Cheese and Onion Loaf

This is probably the most popular loaf I make, at least with me. The onion releases moisture into the bread, so you can cook the loaf longer without it drying out. This results in a strong chewy crust, and the pieces of onion on the surface of the bread become very dark and crisp as […]

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Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding (recycled bread) has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. This may not be my greatest claim to fame, the fact that I would only marry a woman who could bake bread pudding at least as good as my Mum’s (Sorry Mum!) but it was a consideration that […]

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Making a Sour Dough Starter

There are plenty of ways to make a sour dough starter. Essentially, you have to capture enough wild yeast that can survive on a batter made of wheat and water to ensure that fermentation occurs at a high rate. This can be achieved by adding organic fruit to a flour batter. You can also add […]

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How to Make a Bloomer

A bloomer is a classic British loaf suitable to use for sandwiches, toast or as a container for stuffing. Possibly one of the most recognisable loaves, it is a large long loaf with wide diagonal slashes, a dark brown crust and an oval cross section that makes it particularly suitable for ‘doorstep’ (very chunky) sandwiches. […]

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Seeded Finger Rolls

These tasty rolls are super with a sausage and a few onions, and maybe a smear of mustard. We quite often have them after a walk along the beach when we come back chilly and ready for something tasty and warming. Ingredients 500 grams strong white flour 320 grams water with 10 grams of salt […]

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Make Ciabatta

Similar to Focaccia, Ciabatta is a wet mix, but even more so. This leads to a very open texture, possibly more so than any other bread I have had the pleasure to mix. Ingredients 500 grams strong white flour 10 grams of salt dissolved in 400 millilitres of water 10 grams of yeast 30 grams […]

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