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(Posted: 08/08/2014)

I used to love milk bread from a local bakers as a kid but they no longer sell them so I have devised my own. The inside is soft and slightly squidgy and the crust is very lightly browned. I started making them into plaited mini loaves for a bit of fun and my family love them so I continue to make them like that, although normal rolls are OK too.


(Posted: 24/06/2014)

For years I’ve been making scones with plain flour, they have been OK but a bit dry and crumbly. Since I’ve been making bread and reading a lot more about baking I’ve discovered that using strong flour for scones gives them a lighter texture and they keep longer. They can also be knocked up in just over half an hour.

This is how I make...

(Posted: 05/03/2014)

I regularly make 3 loaves at once, putting 2 in the freezer - this is how I do it.

Get everything together first

Enough ingredients for three loaves

  • Strong flour of your choice
  • Salt
  • Yeast
  • Warm water
  • Oil/butter (cut into very small pieces)


All the equipme...

(Posted: 10/12/2013)

My family love mince pies so this year I wanted to try something a little different, so I added a bit of snow!


For the pastry you will need:

  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g cold unsalted butter cut into bits
  • 1 large egg


For the snow you will need

  • 1 egg white
  • 17...
(Posted: 25/09/2013)

This is much easier than you think, looks impressive, and tastes even better.


You will need

  • 500g strong white flour
  • 7g salt
  • 10g quick yeast
  • 25ml olive oil plus a little to stop it sticking to the bowl
  • 300ml (approx) water


Put the dry ingredients...

(Posted: 23/09/2013)

This is my own recipe for a loaf to please everyone in the family, one half wholemeal bread the other white.

This recipe makes 2 1lb loaves


You will need:

  • 800g strong white flour
  • 200g strong wholemeal flour
  • 14g salt
  • 20g quick yeast
  • 50ml olive oil pl...