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. San Francisco Sourdough Starter

    San Francisco Sourdough Starter
    Goldrush San Francisco Starter The dried San Francisco starter is very easy to use and will get you started in the world of sourdough baking, quickly and effectively. Once activated, your starter will, if looked after through simple feeding, last forever and you will not need to buy any more. See this article for guidance on looking after your starter...
  2. Malted Caramel Slices

    Caramel slices have never - until now - been high on my list of sweets. Usually the biscuit base is too dry and the rest just sweet and rather tasteless. Not so with these! Muntons gave me a recipe to try using their Spraymalt (dried malt extract, DME) and malt extract in place of some of the sugars and golden syrup in the traditional recipe, in both the base and the caramel, from a staff member there called Patsy. What a transformation. The overtones of Ovaltine/Maltesers makes these really delicious with a much more complex flavour. It has been a job to keep them long enough to grab a photo. Read More
  3. Roast Barley Malt Flour Loaf

    This beautifully tasty loaf was made using a standard wholemeal sourdough bread recipe, with a small proportion of RBM flour added which lifted both flavour and colour to produce a delicious loaf that once tasted will be gone. Read More
  4. Malty Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

    A mouthful of a name, worth it though. A chocolate fudge cake made with the addition of some dried malt extract in place of some of the sugar and baked in a Bundt cake pan. Bundt cakes are becoming increasingly popular as even with no or minimal decoration, the finished cake looks great taking on the ring pattern of the mould and helping to ensure even cooking. The Bundt® pan was invented in the US in 1950 by Nordic Ware and by 1960 became the most popular cake pan in the US. Read More
  5. Crusty White With Sekowa Spezial Backferment

    The Sekowa Spezial Backferment is an alternative to fast-acting yeasts and to sourdoughs or levains. It is a honey-based ferment very popular in Germany since it gives many of the qualities of sourdough breads without the need to look after a starter. Read More
  6. Easy BBQ Burger Baps

    We all like to rush out at the first sign that there might be some sunshine, dust down the barbecue and savour the smells and flavours of outdoor cooking. In the UK, each sunny day may be the last for some time, so we have to make the most of it! Read More
  7. Summer Holiday Drinks - "Malts" and Frappacino

    Not strictly a bread-related post, but one for the start of the school summer holidays. Muntons has a string of uses for its malted ingredients up its long sleeves. The latest tip from them is to add some Muntons dried malt extract (spraymalt) to your kids' milkshakes. Read More
  8. Making a Sekowa Baking Ferment Starter

    A good way to use the Sekowa Baking Ferment is to make up a batch of starter from it which is then consumed as you make your bread recipes. This article shows how to make a batch of the starter (not a sourdough starter) which will keep in your 'fridge for a couple of months, to be used as you need it. Read More
  9. Soft Amaretti Cookies - A Child to Make and an Adult to Appreciate

    This recipe is thanks to Joanna at ZebBakes, in turn from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and we used it to try out our new Amaretto di Saronno Lazzaroni essence. It is a really, really easy recipe to make - I got a four-year old to make them, although I confess to scoffing as many as I could get away with. This explains the rushed pic - these were not around long enough on Saturday night to get cold. Read More
  10. Have You Tried Whoopie Pies?

    Whoopie Pies Have you tried them? Whoopie Pies are easy to make and very versatile, simply a pair of small sponge cakes glued together with a filling and, if desired, topping. Read More