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.
A quick and easy phonics activity. Draw a race track and fill it with words or letter sounds you need to practice. Then ready, set, go!
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'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.
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
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