Here are 4 super simple and easy ways to get a great bread crust. Read on to discover how these four things can help: steam, water, the right ingredients and a slow cooling period.
I have tried to make bread rolls a few times without much success (despite the abundance of 'easy' bread roll recipes out there...) Small, dense, rock-hard failures kept coming out of the oven, so I sort of gave up on making them. However, giving up is not in the spirit of my blog, so I … Continue reading How to Make Basic Bread Rolls
I love the simplicity of bread. As in the ingredients. The process, not so much! (Although, the more I make bread the simpler the process gets, which is encouraging!) Baguettes are a great example of the simplicity of bread. This was surprising to me as I always thought they would be very difficult to make. … Continue reading 5 Great Baguette Making Tips
I have been making normal loaves of bread for a while now (see my post Bring on the Bread!) so I felt I could tackle adding something else to bread...I wouldn't have attempted this a few months ago, but it can't hurt to try...! So, my mum kindly gave me this recipe for Beetroot Bread … Continue reading How to Make Beetroot Bread
Sourdough bread is amazing! The unique thing about it is that instead of yeast it uses a starter, made from flour and water, to help it rise. But whenever I make sourdough, there is always a little bit of starter left over - it is fed and ready, but unused (sigh!). So my goal for #Sourdough … Continue reading How to Make Super Simple Sourdough Flatbread
Sourdough has nearly defeated me! That's probably good for this blog but not so great for my sanity. So, here are my top 8 tried (many times!) and tested tips for making sourdough bread without losing your mind! 1. Be prepared to try and fail. This may seem a defeatist first step (!), but when … Continue reading 8 Top Tips for Sourdough Success
Sourdough. It's hard! Many, many times I have worked for what has felt like days only to pull a shrunken, sunken concrete slab of 'bread' out of the oven, producing in me a great desire to throw the inedible bread-brick out of the kitchen window. I haven't actually thrown it - yet! So, I still … Continue reading Sourdough Stories: How to make a Sourdough Starter.
This week I made double the amount of bread in my wholemeal bread recipe as we were running very low! I have four loaf tins but only three are the same size, the other one is a lot smaller. So after the first rise, I split the dough into roughly three equal bigger amounts and one … Continue reading A Little Extra Goodness
As one of the purposes of my blog is to document my efforts to view making mistakes as opportunities to learn rather than reasons not to try, here are some of the mistakes I've made and the things I've learnt through making the bread in my post Bring on the Bread! The more you make … Continue reading Bring on the Bread…Part 2
A few years ago I had an urge to make bread. I'm not sure why! My mum often makes bread so I vaguely knew about it but I'd never attempted it. I had recently read 'The Storyteller' by Jodi Picoult, which describes bread making beautifully, so maybe that prompted me. Anyway, I asked my mum to … Continue reading Bring on the Bread!