Simple recipe for sweet buns

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 Read More …

How to make German Christmas bread – Stollen

My friend Jules spent many years kind of ignoring the fact that she is German.  Educated in the UK and a following a career path that took her from St Louis to South Africa, when I first visited her in Read More …

Recipe for Stollen Success

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 Read More …

Baking courses in Sussex!

The travelling bread oven has just come back from Firle, E Sussex where I spent a glorious few days at the vicarage there, guest of the vicar who is called Pete.  Pete is a fascinating chap with a passion for Read More …

Learn to bake bread rolls for a party!

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 Read More …

Bread in the UK

Whether or not you make your own bread, you may be interested in eating and cooking with the best bread you can find.  An excellent source of general information and a force for change in the UK bread scene is Read More …

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One winter day in 2009, my motorcycle would not start.  It turned out to be a rather complicated and expensive fix, and being short of money (I had decided to take a break from my job) and long of bread, Read More …