Top 5 bread making go to's for beginner bakers. There's loads of great advice and recipes out there. Here are my favourite places to go.
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.
"She/he who never made a mistake, never made anything." Seeing mistakes in a positive light is difficult but rewarding. In the end, it must come down to developing the habit of being positive.
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
Perseverance in the face of failure is hard! Some things are easier to persevere in than others, but I guess if you practice in the small things in life, then you have the knowledge for when the big things hit. A small (but happily successful!) event involving squirrels got me thinking again about the effectiveness of … Continue reading Make Your Own Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
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
I'm not a great writer of motivational speeches...But I am very keen on learning from other people. So this post is a collection of things I've found helpful when thinking about how to overcome the fear of failure. 1. "She/he who never made a mistake, never made anything." Someone once said this to me a … Continue reading 10 Great Quotes to Overcome the Fear of Failure.
There is something so therapeutic about gardening. I always feel strangely satisfied and calm whenever I have spent time in the garden, whether it's planting and weeding, or just having a look at how the plants are doing. I know I'm not alone in this feeling - fresh air, after all, is a well known … Continue reading 4 Great Herbs for Beginner Gardeners.
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