Category Archives: Bread recipes

Saffron in the Souks: a perfect book for summer

Is it barbecue time? Is it eating outdoors time? I think it might be! And I have just the book to take you through the summer. Saffron in the Souks, by John Gregory-Smith, was given to me a couple of … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: make bread #3

Have you made any bread yet? Did I tempt you with the slow-rise, no-work bread or the quick-turn-around-in-a-bowl soda bread? No? Then how about something in-between, my final offering: spelt bread. Spelt is a type of wheat, the ancestor of the wheat most of us eat now, … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: make bread #2

My last post about bread was for those who love sourdough, but don’t have the time or space to look after a starter. But that recipe requires patience; this is for those who have none, or rather who have very little. Soda … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: make bread #1

If you look at some bread books, and courses, you’d think making bread was the hardest, most complicated thing ever attempted in a kitchen. And, in some ways, it is worth spending time on making it the best it can be; since … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: herb flatbreads

Some things in cooking are essential, some less so and knowing the difference is often what makes a recipe work or not. So, for example, I have often scanned flatbread recipes, seen the words ‘leave overnight/for a few hours’ and ignored … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: cornbread

I’ve had cornbread many a time in the States. On the last occasion it arrived baked in a flower pot which was charming, if a little twee (and, for those of you fed up with being served food in odd things, amuse yourself … Continue reading

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Roquefort, walnut and raisin bread

This is a very selfish post. I made this bread yesterday and, despite the fact that it’s not dinner, or a meal, or anything you’re likely to make after work, I am still blogging about it because I want the … Continue reading

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In praise of craft…the joys of baking with a master

Yesterday I took my godson/nephew Matt for his long-overdue, ‘well-done-on-your-exam-results’ present: a class on bread-making at The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School. Bread, or rather the baking of it, has become a bit of an obsession of mine and, having met Richard Bertinet at Port … Continue reading

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Bad Seed bread

My mission to bake better and easier bread continues apace and this week I found a magic ingredient. Many moons ago, when I was younger and idiotically naïve, I worked in a bar in Paris, which is probably the most … Continue reading

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A weeknight rarebit

Things on toast, that’s what you need on a wet, windy Monday. Things on toast that require very little work and no shopping whatsoever. A rarebit, or rabbit as some people call it, is the perfect antidote to effort as … Continue reading

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