Easy recipe for autumnal sticky buns with a pumpkin filling

With Harvest Festival and Canadian Thanksgiving swiftly followed by Hallowe’en and American Thanksgiving you can be forgiving for wondering what on earth to do with ALL THAT PUMPKIN. In addition to pie and soup, muffins and loaves, here is a Read More …

A bread recipe to support people trapped by the US ban

Khubz Mahala is one of many kinds of beautiful bread from Iran.  I thought of it today as I read story after story of people denied entry to the USA to visit friends and family or rejoin lives that they Read More …

Why should I soak seeds and grains before I bake bread?

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 Read More …

Simple recipe for delicious brioche

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 Read More …

Easy recipe for bread with plantain

According to Wikipedia, plantains have a similar taste to potatoes.  I am not sure that is true (in fact I am sure it’s NOT true) but what is true is that they are eaten, in the tropics, the same was Read More …

Bread and Spread – the new book by Jane Mason

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 Read More …

What is a Rosca de Rayes and how do you make it?

Rosca de  Reyes is bread that Mexicans bake and eat to celebrate epiphany.  All over the world, epiphany is celebrated with special bread – enriched with butter, eggs, or milk; packed with dried fruit; or enhanced with spices – or Read More …

Easy Recipe for Irish Soda Bread

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 Read More …