Bake Better Bread

Discover my tips and recipes so that you can bake better bread.

Moulin Bourgeous Bread at Europain

A visit to Europain Paris

This January, I was in my element at Europain in Paris. Held every two years, this huge bread exhibition attracts ...
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Bake Better Bread: Autolyse

Autolyse (Pre soak) I learnt to bake professionally in France and I use the techniques and practices every time I ...
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Baker's Percentage Infographic - scale your bread recipe up and down

Bake Better Bread: Baker’s Percentages

Baker's Percentages could change how you bake bread When I first learnt about Baker's percentages, I wondered why on earth ...
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Brilliant bread cookbooks

Bake Better Bread: Bread Books

Choose a bread recipe book to inspire you Are you looking for a really great bread book? After all, there ...
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Bake better bread: bread baking essentials

Bake Better Bread: Bread making equipment essentials

What bread making equipment do I need to start baking bread? Breadmaking at home is not difficult. You do not ...
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Bake Better Bread: Busting the Breadmaking Myths

Time to question what cookery book writers are telling you In July, a group of us held our first Bread ...
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YQ Flour Loaf

Bake Better Bread: Choosing and buying bread flour

Update June 2020. Whilst bread flour is difficult to find, it is getting far easier to find online. The Real Bread ...
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What type of French flour should I use?

Bake Better Bread: French Flour

French Flour Types When baking bread using French flour, you'll need to know what type to use. Each bag of ...
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Fresh yeast is sold in cubes or blocks

Bake better bread: Fresh Yeast

Update April 2020. Fresh yeast can still be ordered online using the links below and many Sainsbury stores are also ...
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Traditional baguettes proving

Bake Better Bread: Pre ferment – Pâte fermentée

 Do you want to know a secret? This is one of the secrets to making great tasting bread and is ...
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Why water temperature is so important when making bread

Bake Better Bread: Temperature

Is water cold, warm or hot if it is tepid? If the water is tepid, what temperature is it? The ...
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Bread Baked in Cast Iron Pan

Bake Better Bread: Using heat and steam

How correctly using heat and steam improves your bread You've taken time over your bread dough but when it's baked, ...
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Bread in Rofco

Baker Better Bread: Baking in the Rofco

Successfully baking bread in the Rofco oven Baking for yourself It's quite a shock when you start baking bread for ...
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Time for deliberation at the World Bread Awards

Bread heaven at World Bread Awards

Judging in the World Bread Awards Imagine this, close to 600 bakers, both professional and amateur sending their very best ...
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My cider bread made with Blow Horn Cider

Cotswold Cider Bread Recipe

Make Bread with Cider I am new to craft cider. My recollections of drinking cider is of those well known ...
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Lena's Porridge Bread Buns

Lena’s Swedish Porridge Bread Recipe

Do you delight in eating porridge for breakfast? Or would you rather stick to bread? No need to choose,  bake ...
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Mini berry babas served in ramekins

Make mini berry rum babas

Clandestine Cake Club She struggled into the packed room clutching a very large white box. "I don't know what happened" ...
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Savour Tear Share Tin

Savoury Tear and Share Pesto Rolls Recipe

Pesto Rolls This is a fun recipe to make and you can get the kids involved.  My recipe is easy ...
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Follow my easy to make herby focaccia recipe

Soup and Focaccia inspired by Richard Buckley

Making the mosts of plants in your cooking I've been reading Richard Buckley's new book, Plants Taste Better. Those of ...
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Join #breadchat

Time for Bread Chat

In July, we hosted our first online Bread Chat on Zoom. We had a lively discussion on Yeast. In September ...
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Raspberry Water Loaf

Time to ferment bread with raisin water

No yeast? No sourdough starter? Try fermented fruit water A few weeks ago, I was chatting with fellow female breadbakers ...
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