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

Pizzas in the Rofco

Baker Better Bread: Baking in the Rofco

When I was learning to bake in France, it was all too easy to take for granted the equipment we ...
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Baker's Percentage Infographic - scale your bread recipe up and down

Bake Better Bread: Baker’s Percentages

In the latest in my series, Bake Better Bread, I discuss one of the trickier topics to describe. When I ...
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Baking on a fireclay plate or stone

Bake Better Bread: Heat and Steam

I'm sure this has happened to you. You've taken time over your dough but when it's baked, it's not quite ...
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Plants Taste Better by Richard Buckley, £25 Jacqui Small

Plants taste better

I've been reading Richard Buckley's new book, Plants Taste Better. Those of you who live within easy reach of Bath ...
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Sweet doughs such as this chocolate almond filled bun need more yeast

Bake better bread: Fresh Yeast

What yeast do you use in your bread? Do you think that fresh yeast is difficult to use? Let's bust some ...
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Why water temperature is so important when making bread

Bake Better Bread: Temperature

Second in my series on How to Bake Better Bread What temperature is tepid? The dictionary definition of tepid is ...
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Bake Better Bread: Autolyse

Learn some great tips on how to bake better bread in first of a series of posts. This is all ...
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Savoury Tear and Share Rolls Recipe

My tear and share recipe is a great way to serve delicious bread to your guests whatever the occasion. My ...
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Time for deliberation at the World Bread Awards

Bread heaven at World Bread Awards

Judging in the 2017 World Bread Awards Imagine this, close to 600 bakers, both professional and amateur sending their very ...
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My cider bread made with Blow Horn Cider

Blow your horn – 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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