The mental health benefits of baking your own bread

Hand made bread is delicious and, thankfully, it’s much easer to buy it than it used to be.  Consumers’ interest in high quality, small batch, local products is large and growing – in fact it’s one of the main food 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 …

Easy rye bread recipes

It’s fantastic that more and more people are becoming hip to rye bread.  Rye is tasty, good for you, provides a welcome alternative to wheat bread, and compliments certain food (smoked meat and fish, strong cheese) really well. The great Read More …

Can I freeze bread? (includes a free recipe for raisin bread!)

Many people wonder what to do when they have too much bread.  Of course you can turn it into other things:  croutons, breadcrumbs, gazpacho, bread pudding, apple charlotte…or if you really cannot be bothered to do any more cooking, you Read More …