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 …

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 …

Recipe for home made doughnuts for Lent (or any time)

Doughnuts are one of the many ways people around the world celebrate Lent.  In parts of Germany, and in the Menonite community in Canada, they are called Fastnachts – literally “Fast Nights” where “Fast” means “to fast” as opposed to Read More …

Simple and delicious recipe for griddled pita bread

Further to the earlier posts about great pita bread at the Lebanese place Arbanus in Mercado Roma I decided to griddle rather than bake pita bread. I suspected the pita at Arbanus was griddled both because of the size and Read More …

The simple and delicious no knead focaccia for lunch

Remember the famous no knead faux-caccia?  It’s making another appearance today for lunch.  Nothing to eat for lunch?  Or, maybe nothing particularly fun?  Got some flour, water, salt, yeast and a few vegetables in the fridge.  This one is yours! Read More …

The Great British Bake Off starts today!

Sorry, missed the “one day to go to the Great British Bake Off” post as nothing much was happening with the 1857 sourdough.  It sat around all day – a pre-dough fermenting quietly away developing flavour and becoming easier and Read More …

Two days to go to the Great British Bake Off

I am no nearer remembering whether it’s the badger of the North, the fox of the midlands or the silver bear – anyone can help me?  In any case, the point is that I AM nearer (1 day nearer) to Read More …

Three days to go to the Great British Bake Off!

So….bread that takes three days to make?  NOT A PROBLEM!  With the 1857 sourdough it takes at least 3 days to make bread (it’s a plan in advance and sit around and wait sort of bread).  So, without further ado, Read More …

Is wheat bad for me?

I despise bad science, simplistic argument, and attention grabbing headlines.  Truly I do.  And that is why I despise this article on wheat by the “Real Pharmacy”.  I know that the best way to loathe something is probably to NOT Read More …

The Tiny Bakery is brilliant

Just needed to brag a bit and communicate some great feed back that Venetta has received for her courses at The Tiny Bakery.  Here is what her students are saying: “It was definitely worth the train journey! Loved it! Thank Read More …