Easy recipe for San Francisco Sourdough (holes included)

Everyone wants to bake San Francisco sourdough – they want the challenge, they want the flavour, they want the texture and most of all, they want the HOLES! There are hundreds of recipes for San Francisco Sourdough bread.  Some call Read More …

Recipe for delicious whole meal sourdough bread

If you love whole meal bread and you love sourdough bread you will love this easy recipe for delicious and  surprisingly light whole meal sourdough bread.  You can bake this with spelt or wheat flour and, although I used a Read More …

The best sourdough pancake recipe in the world

OK, to last time I wrote a recipe for delicious sourdough pancakes and, don’t get me wrong, they are delicious. However, because I have been working on sourdough recipes for the re publication of Home Made Sourdough, I have had 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 …

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 …

Is there a recipe for chocolate bread?

Oh yes it is and here is a simple recipe for chocolate bread in one of its many forms.  I am not sure what this little bun should be called.  Is this a recipe for a chocolate babka?  Or is Read More …

Micro bakers triumph at the World Bread Awards

We are delighted again that two of the Bread Angels in our community of micro bakers have won five awards between them at the World Bread Awards.  It’s brilliant and we are thrilled to have such talented bakers in our community 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 …

New recipe for easy hot cross bun braided loaf

It’s Hot Cross Bun week and I confess I got a bit tired of rolling buns and crossing them.  In a fit of lethargy I decided to make a braided Hot Cross Bun loaf instead. It’s fantastic and, like challah, Read More …