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Yeast Free Fruit and Nut Breakfast Loaf

Yeast Free Fruit and Nut Breakfast Loaf

Elizabeth McCorquodale’s loaf is particularly delicious toasted and keeps very well in the fridge for up to a week, or you can bake up a batch and keep it, pre-sliced, in the freezer until needed. Never make this loaf if you are watching your weight… the aroma of it toasting is truly seductive and will […]

By January 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Kefir Bread

Kefir Bread

Kefir is considered to be good for restoring lost microbes in your gut. You create your own ‘mother’ kefir from kefir grains. This is a useful way of using up the ‘kefir milk’ and imparts a lovely flavour to the finished bread. INGREDIENTS – FOR THE STARTER 320g strong white bread flour ½ pint kefir […]

Guinness Bread with an Oat Topping

Guinness Bread with an Oat Topping

This is a completely different texture and taste to the crusty white rolls – it’s far chewier, for one thing, and the treacle gives it a rich aftertaste. Like our Tiger Bread, it’s a bread of character! It’s delicious strong cheeses or a good ham. INGREDIENTS FOR THE BREAD 350g rye flour 150g strong white […]

By February 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Recipe for a Simple White Loaf

Recipe for a Simple White Loaf

There are so many wonderful fancy breads, artisan, rustic and everything else between, sometimes it’s just good to have a tasty, home-made simple loaf to hand. Diana Peacock from City Cottage takes us through the ingredients and method for making this basic of all breads. Ingredients 900g / 2lb strong white flour 2 level tsp […]

By October 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make a French Rustic Bread

How to Make a French Rustic Bread

Guest blogger Jules, is writer of the Butcher, Baker blog and her recipe for Pain d’Epi, (wheat stalk shaped bread) a rustic, French-style bread uses very fine flour usually used in pasta rather than bread. The recipe below makes 2 small loaves and the snipping of the shape gives it that real rustic flourish. You […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Diana Peacock’s recipe for Hot Cross Buns shows just how easy they are to make. This recipe makes about 12 buns. See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-make-crumpets/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/white-crusty-bread-rolls-recipe/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-make-mincemeat-chelsea-buns/ Ingredients 450g strong white flour 1 sachet fast action dried yeast 1 level teaspoon salt 220ml warm milk 100g currents 50g sultanas 25g candied peel 2 tsp mixed spice […]

By March 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pear Honey

Pear Honey

Sometimes called ‘cheat’s honey’, this does come quite close to honey and is delicious on toast. See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/muesli-bread/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/honey-based-drinks/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-make-nutella/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/sticky-salted-caramel-apple-jam/   INGREDIENTS 4 cups of pears, peeled, cored and chopped ½ cup of unsweetened pineapple juice 4 cups of white sugar METHOD 1           Put the prepared pears into a large pan, pour in […]

By March 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
What’s Wrong with Gluten

What’s Wrong with Gluten

With sales of gluten-free products now accounting for 10% of bread sales and set to continue to rise year on year we sent Dave Hamilton, armed with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science, to investigate the matter further to see ‘going gluten’ free is real or just a passing fad. WHAT IS THE TRUTH? […]

By February 23, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
How to Make Tiger Bread

How to Make Tiger Bread

Tiger Bread is comfort bread: fluffy white inside, but with a slightly nutty taste and a crunchy crust – crust with attitude, in fact and it’s the stripy pattern on the crust that gives it the name. (Despite Sainsbury’s changing the name of their bread to Giraffe Bread). Using sesame seed oil instead of the […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Lemon and Raisin Wreath

Lemon and Raisin Wreath

This Lemon and Raisin Wreath is a  sweet bread dough rolled around a filling of lemony mixed fruit and topped with various decorations makes this the perfect Sunday afternoon tea accompaniment. See also: Muesli Bread INGREDIENTS For the dough 225ml milk 450g strong plain bread flour 1 tsp caster sugar 1½ tsp dried active yeast […]

By January 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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