Recipes

A wealth of recipes from BakeryBits showing how to make all manner of breads using yeast or sourdough and how to get the most of our equipment and ingredients.

  1. Don’t Suffer Ropey Bread

    Don’t Suffer Ropey Bread
    The warm weather is lovely, or at least, I think it is. The garden doesn’t really agree: peas have panicked and courgettes are a bit sad. The promised storms and heavy rain haven’t materialised yet, at least, not in the southwest. The results for UK cereals is that rye harvest is ahead and looking really good compared to the disaster...
  2. Heart Cross Buns

    Heart Cross Buns
    I bumped into the ball of energy that is baker Michael Hanson a few years ago, and have seen him many times since, always wearing his trademark hat. With a strong ethical bent, Michael has been planning a social enterprise to funnel the profits from the sale of his blends of heritage flour grown and milled in England to worthy...
  3. Tiggers don’t like honey, but we do!

    Tiggers don’t like honey, but we do!
      Next week is “National Honey Week” and although my bees have been tucked up for the winter, in fairness I am not sure they would care too much to wave the flag for honey. Honey is just another jar on the supermarket shelf, isn’t it? It is very easy, as with most foods, to take it for granted. Actually...
  4. Indulge yourself! Classic rhubarb brioche

    Indulge yourself! Classic rhubarb brioche
    My wife loves rhubarb. She thinks it’s marvellous stuff. I am not completely convinced but year-on-year I am getting there. Most probably this is because I am being worn down with a bowl of stewed rhubarb to go on top of my cereal and at the weekend, a sponge with rhubarb in it or a crumble or the like. My...
  5. Sun-Kissed Red Pepper Focaccia

    Sun-Kissed Red Pepper Focaccia
    I admit to a little envy this week as I sit by my desk receiving videos, skype messages and photos during Vanessa’s visit to Mulino Marino near Turin. Still, while I sit inside looking out, I do know that this week at least – or for a day or two more anyway, we have weather akin to the beautiful weather...
  6. Squeaky Cheese Bread for Your Picnic

    Squeaky Cheese Bread for Your Picnic
    What a lot of eagle-eyed readers there are. I feel suitably chastised following my display of ignorance last week when I described my “teaming bees” rather than “teeming bees” which resulted in many telling us about it. We do our best to catch the typos knowing that we’ll hear about it if we stray too far. Keep it up! The...
  7. May You Be In Rude Health

    May You Be In Rude Health
    We’re quite taken aback by the number of individuals and organisations doing good work related to the baking industry. Schools of course, also community development projects through to historical preservation initiatives. I didn’t think we’d have to make a difficult choice to give away the granite hand-mill to one good home over another, but, to my surprise, we did. In...
  8. Malted Beer Bread

    Malted Beer Bread
    Beer. The word sends me off into a daydream. Proper craft beer made by someone that really cares about the unique flavour and, just like bread, wine or cheese (or coffee, chocolate or tea for that matter), each one has characteristics to respond to, whether a like or dislike. I used to make beer from grains at home a few...
  9. Malty Flapjacks for Snack Emergencies

    Malty Flapjacks for Snack Emergencies
    Brighter and longer days and we’re all getting outside again. Whether it’s to visit a nearby National Trust house and garden or to get the garden ready for sowing, it’s good to have a snack at the ready – in case of an urgent need for something to nibble. Seeded malted flapjacks, full of oats, and seeds and deliciously gooey...
  10. Naturally Sweet Hot Cross Buns

    Naturally Sweet Hot Cross Buns
    The run-up to Easter is a good time to bake those indulgent treats and this year, we’ve had to wait quite a while as Easter falls late (the first Sunday following the first full moon that follows the Spring equinox, for those that are interested). Anyway, the bakes marking Easter originate from many sources including Christian, Pagan and Jewish among...