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  1. Win a copy of the newly translated French Larousse book of bread by Eric Kayser

    Win a copy of the newly translated French Larousse book of bread by Eric Kayser
    A bread board should be the centre piece of the table. I've known bakers who spend their whole lives seemingly on a quest for the perfect baguette.  Whilst I am not a fanatic about anything in particular (moderation is a good motto) I do understand the need for perfection and so this week I am really delighted to share...
  2. Want a pretty loaf?

    Want a pretty loaf?
    Our 1kg brotforms make a super gift.  They are made from compressed wood-fibre and although one might assume that because wood fibre is biodegradable they might be flimsy, they are not.  They are suitable for heavy use and will last for years if cared for correctly.  I love this sunshine design  and it will make the most ordinary of loaves look...
  3. Sourdough September - Guest post from Chris Young of The Real Bread Campaign

    Sourdough September - Guest post from Chris Young of The Real Bread Campaign
    The ninth month of the year is Sourdough September and this is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! “It’s alive! It’s alive,” cried Colin Clive as the eponymous doctor in the 1931 film Frankenstein, words that echoed in my head as my first sourdough starter, or mother, began...
  4. Which Variety of Lavender is Best For Baking?

    Which Variety of Lavender is Best For Baking?
    Not all lavender is delicious. In late August the Intermedia varieties such as Alba, Grosso, Dutch white, Old English and Lavender Seal come into flower.  These large varieties are grown commercially for perfume.  They are large plants when fully grown, with long grey green leaves and tall flowers. They also have very different culinary properties from the smaller traditional cottage garden...
  5. Artisan Flour From Redbournbury Mill

    Artisan Flour From Redbournbury Mill
    Artisan bread is made with the finest flour made from the best grain and by a skilled miller who understands both the grain and the demands of the baker. We have been stocking English stoneground organic flour from the Redbournbury watermill for over three years because you tell us that it gives excellent-tasting bread. Redbournbury Mill, near St Albans is...
  6. Baker of the month (May)

    Baker of the month (May)
    Carl Legge We love Carl's tweets and pictures on twitter, and we we really impressed when we spotted that Carl has published his first book The Permaculture Kitchen. - We've featured a recipe of his from the book and here is some more information about Carl and some great tips. "I was really delighted to be named BakeryBits' baker of...
  7. Danish Dough Whisk

    Danish Dough Whisk
    This month's baking product is just style on a stick. I always use a dough whisk when I’m mixing bread dough at home, it is one of my essential baking tools because it it great at mixing dough and far better than a spoon because the design allows you to move through the dough with ease … and it’s so much easier...
  8. The Pocket Bakery by Rose Prince

    The Pocket Bakery by Rose Prince
    We are delighted to have a limited number of signed Pocket Bakery books. Last year Vanessa, our in house baker, interviewed Rose Prince about her pocket bakery. Rose explained that what started as a means of getting her children to earn pocket money became a powerful bridge between school and work for her son Jack.  You can't help admiring Rose...
  9. Top Easter buys From BakeryBits

    Easter eggs are so out this year. Forget eating Easter eggs ... get baking instead with our list of top must have baking essentials this Easter. My top Easter buys Our Colomba Pasquale Kit - £19.47 (save 20%) Bake your own traditional Italian Easter cake Colomba Pasquale (Easter dove). Legend has it that Colomba Pasquale has been made in Italy...