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Bake Better Bread

Bake Better Bread

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

Book Collage

Books for Foodies 2022

Recommended books for food lovers Whether you want to give a book as a present or to put one or ...
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Barley Bread

Bake Better Bread: Why you should scald flour

Scalding Flour Why scald flour? It will give you a loaf of bread that is more moist and will last ...
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Muffins baked on the griddle

Let’s talk muffins, bread muffins

Bread Muffins, a British Classic Alas, the rare time we get to eat bread muffins these days is when we ...
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salt sellar

Bake Better Bread: Salt

Should we reduce the amount of salt in bread? Salt Awareness Week is just around the corner. Is it time ...
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Tangzhong Loaf

Japanese Milk Bread. Yudane vs Tangzhong

For a light fluffy bread, try Japanese Milk Bread Japanese Milk bread is a light fluffy bread. One of those ...
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Cottage loves

Bake Better Bread: Busting the Breadmaking Myths

Time to question what cookery book writers are telling you In July 2020, a group of us held our first ...
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Bread Chat September 2021

Time for Bread Chat

We are a group of women bakers and we've decided to a regular, lively discussion online.  Bread Chat will take ...
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Fermented raisins

Time to ferment bread with raisin water

No yeast? No sourdough starter? Try fermented fruit water Whilst chatting with fellow female breadbakers from Bread Chat, Michelle, from ...
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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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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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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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YQ Flour Loaf

Bake Better Bread: Choosing and buying bread flour

If you are buying bread flour, where do you source it from? Do you know what flour to look for? ...
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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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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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Bread Proving on Couche

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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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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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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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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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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Fresh yeast is sold in cubes or blocks

Bake better bread: Fresh Yeast

How using fresh yeast can improve your bread recipe What yeast do you use in your bread? Do you think ...
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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, how warm is it? The ...
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Nothing beats fresh bread

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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Twisted savoury pesto share and tear

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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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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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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