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(Posted: 15/05/2013)

I have always loved a muffin, cut in half, toasted, buttered and jammed…. mmmm.

I thought today I would give them a go and if they were ready in time I’d have one with a cup of tea, no more motivation needed.


I used:

(Posted: 03/05/2013)

I wanted to try making some rolls but plain white rolls seemed a bit safe so I decided on trying milk bread.

I used 500g strong white bread flour, 8g salt, 10g quick yeast, 20g unsalted butter, 300ml semi-skimmed milk and a little olive oil for kneading.

As soon as I started kneading the dough it felt very...

(Posted: 29/04/2013)

Today I will be stepping it up a bit with two different shaped loaves at the same time – oh no don’t do it I hear you say.

I used my Beginner’s Bloomer recipe for both using white flour for the bloomer and brown bread flour for the knot. For ingredients and method see Beginner’s Bloomer article.

To shape a knot take the dough from the bowl, after first proving and knock out the air. Roll it in a tight sausage and roll again into...

(Posted: 29/04/2013)

What happened today to my bread?

I started off making two loaves for my family’s toast in the morning but it just didn’t seem to rise. I persevered and left the dough for about 4 hours, to be honest I lost track, but eventually they did rise enough to put them in a tin for second proving. I left them again for an indeterminate time and eventually put one in the oven just before dinner, the other just before bedtime. All I can think is t...

(Posted: 25/04/2013)

This is the first sweet yeast recipe I have tried. I thought I would give them a go as they looked pretty easy and I love teacakes from the shops.

It took me two goes to get it right, the first lot were a bit too big but still sweet and fruity. These are the second batch and I think they have turned out quite well if not quite even in size. We ate them cut in half, toasted and buttered, no one cared that one was slightly bigger than the...

(Posted: 25/04/2013)

These two loaves are identical except one is made with ‘brown bread flour’ and the other white. Which one is the winner?

I used:

  • 500g strong bread flour OR strong white flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp granulated sugar
  • 1tsp quick yeast
  • 300ml water
  • 1tbsp olive oil for kneading