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What size of proofing basket or banneton do I need?

proofing baskets arranged with crusty loaves
What Size Proofing Basket or Banneton Do I Need?   Short answer: the proofing basket or banneton weight is the dough weight - all the ingredients including the flour and the water added together.   We show all our proofing baskets or bannetons with a weight in the name, for example, our popular 1kg / 2.2lb Round Cane Banneton or Proofing Basket. What does this weight mean? It gives ... Read more

A Guide To Our Specialist Sugars

A Guide To Our Specialist Sugars - laid out and labelled
A Guide To Our Specialist Sugars Using specialist ingredients can set your bakes apart and make your job easier. Knowing exactly which specific ingredient you want is something we want to help you with, so we have compiled a list of our specialist sugars together their uses, to help you choose the right sized sugar that you need. You can also find related recipes below and in each product listing ... Read more

Panibois cases customised with your company name

Panibois cases customised with your company name
"The branded Panibois boxes really help to carry our strong brand across to our customers. They also make portion control easy, and show off the focaccia at its best advantage."Peter Cook Baker & Founder Peter Cooks Bread  Worcester, England  Images courtesy Peter Cooks Bread You can have your Panibois cases customised with your logo for an additional 3p per case. There are a ... Read more

Ways you can help the Ukrainian people

Ways you can help the Ukrainian people
There are several ways we can help the relief effort to support the Ukrainians who are fleeing the war in their country, as well as those staying at home to defend it. We also need to remember the many Ukrainian people working to bake and provide food for their communities, keeping everyday supplies flowing, even while missiles are firing above them... At BakeryBits, we’ve worked with companies ... Read more

Answers to your questions… Brød & Taylor Bread Proofer

Answers to your questions… Brød & Taylor Bread Proofer
Brød & Taylor FAQ Answers to your questions about… the Brød & Taylor Bread Proofer. What is the Brød & Taylor Bread Proofer?? It’s a metal heating plate with a folding box that sits above it, holding the warmth or heat in. The lid has a clear Perspex-style window to you can look inside to reassure yourself what state your dough has risen to, though ... Read more

Review: Ankarsrum Assistent Food Mixer

Review: Ankarsrum Assistent Food Mixer
Tested: The Ankarsrum® Assistent Mixer, get the best price and find out more about it here. Summary: beautiful to look at and easy to use (no steep learning curve, no idea why some reviewers say this) Recipe tested: Dark Malt Focaccia Notable: straightforward mixing, quiet motor, very easy to add ingredients, cleaning the easiest ever. Opening the box The Ankarsrum Assistent arrived ... Read more

Be Inspired by South & East Asian Baking

Be Inspired by South & East Asian Baking
Be Inspired by South & East Asian Baking Happy Lunar New Year, bakers! At BakeryBits we wish you every success in what looks to be an auspicious and exciting year. We've got a super-packed newsletter for you this week, fantastic interviews with bakers around the world explaining Lunar New Year from their perspective. Plus a new recipe for a saffron garlic bread dough made using Asian baking ... Read more

Newsletter: The Best Bread to Eat With Marmalade

Newsletter: The Best Bread to Eat With Marmalade
The Best Bread to Eat With Marmalade It's toast-time at BakeryBits and we want you to get adventurous about the flours you use for the bread you bake: so many possibilities... As bakers we get very focused on what goes in our bread, wanting the best flour (BakeryBits probably has the best selection of great flour online), the finest sea salt (yes BakeryBits sells a range of salt too), but often ... Read more

Answers to your questions about… the Ankarsrum mixer

Answers to your questions about… the Ankarsrum mixer
Ankarsrum FAQ Answers to your questions about… the Ankarsrum mixer What is the Ankarsrum® Assistent? It’s one of the oldest kitchen mixers on the market, with a huge following the world over, due to Ankarsrum’s reliability, powerful motor, beautiful design and wide variety of attachments: from easy bread dough to pasta making, make fresh ice-cream, grind meat for your own ... Read more

Newsletter: Baking Inspiration for the New Year

Newsletter: Baking Inspiration for the New Year
What a year 2021 was. I hope that you’ve been able to bring friends and family together with your baking, and found some joy and happiness during a difficult time. Like many of you I’ve found moments very tough, and wondered where on earth we’re headed. But thanks to so many of you there have also been many sweet days, laughs, and inspiration for the year ahead. At BakeryBits ... Read more

Recipe: Heritage Wheat Sourdough with Cider and Walnuts

Recipe: Heritage Wheat Sourdough with Cider and Walnuts
Sometimes, I've written recipes which use specific types of flour from small millers, and it may be that they won't always be in stock. If that's the case, do feel free to substitute something similar from the BakeryBits range. Here, for example, I’ve made a walnut sourdough using Heritage Harvest flours, combining their Roller-Milled White Flour with their darker Organic Stoneground Wholemeal ... Read more
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