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. Practically Perfect Pullman (13 inch pan)

    Pullman Pan Loaf After many requests, here is our simple recipe for a very soft white loaf which is excellent for packed lunches. It is certainly seems to make a popular change with the children from the more usual sourdough loaves that they have to suffer! I suppose that we could all do with light and fluffy once in a while. Read More
  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. 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...
  4. 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...
  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. 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...
  7. Baking at The Holt plus Paul Hollywood's Malt Loaf

    Baking at The Holt plus Paul Hollywood's Malt Loaf
    We love an exciting bread baking course here at BakeryBits, so much so that we have an entire Courses page on our website website dedicated to spreading the word about some of the best artisan baking schools across the UK.   This month is was BakeryBits team member and keen amateur baker Adrian’s turn to learn the secrets behind traditional...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...