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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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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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No Knead Bread – first attempt

I noticed some years ago that dough was easier to knead if you mixed it to a rough dough and then let it relax for ten minutes. Having just tried cooking a no knead batter (see my previous post) I think I can see the reason for this – the water allows the gluten to […]

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Focaccia Recipe

Focaccia is made with a wet dough, and so is ideally suited to making with a food mixer or processor. I always find that working it by hand leaves your hands too messy to be comfortable. To the basic bread dough, you add extra water and olive oil. The bread is finished with a sprinkling […]

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Cob (or Cobb) Loaf Recipe

A cob loaf is a quick and easy white loaf that is good to start your bread-making journey with. When I used to stay at my uncles’s smallholding in Llangain in Carmarthenshire we would take the bus or scrounge a lift into Carmarthen on market day and buy a cob loaf from one of the […]

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