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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. Orange Perfect Polenta Cake

    Orange Perfect Polenta Cake
    Our 2014 polenta crop has arrived – freshly milled from Italy. If you replacing 10% of your flour in your usual bread recipe with polenta you will discover that it adds a really superb extra fine texture to bread. Vanessa's delicious orange polenta cake recipe was first shown on our newsletter along with a Tiptree marmalade giveaway.Don't miss out...
  2. High-grade stainless steel pastry or cookie cutters that are used by professional chefs

    High-grade stainless steel pastry or cookie cutters that are used by professional chefs
      Those aren't ordinary cutters.  These are precision made German cutters.  They are, high-grade stainless steel pastry or cookie cutters that are used by professional chefs.  They are uncompromisingly strong and unlike cheaper lower quality cutters they will not easily deform. These round, corrugated cutters are perfect for a gift and come as a set of 9 from 30mm to...
  3. Cumin and Sultana Rolls

    Cumin and Sultana Rolls
    These wonderful bread rolls have deep aromatic Indian toasted cumin combined with plump sweet sultanas. By using the base of the cloche to proof in, you get a lovely flower shape and the salt glaze gives them a beautiful shine. Hydration 66% Example schedule: Preferment 9pm leave in the fridge overnight (otherwise, make 4 hours ahead and leave on worktop...
  4. Sourdough Chestnut, Whisky and Date Christmas Cake

    Sourdough Chestnut, Whisky and Date Christmas Cake
    I love a slice of Christmas cake. It has to be dense, rich and sweet, served with a pot of tea, and packed full of fragrant spices and fruit   I've just baked this cake and the house smells glorious. I love a slice of Christmas cake. It has to be dense, rich and sweet, served with a pot...
  5. Norwegian Boller - Cardamom buns

    Norwegian Boller - Cardamom buns
    Like the croissant is to France, boller are to Norway, although we eat them with coffee at parties and when walking the forests and mountains. They are a milk-based bread, and are lightly sweet and with just a hint of cardamom. Boller are cardamom buns available everywhere in Norway with and without raisins but I have an overwhelming sense...
  6. Roasted Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Pizza

    Roasted Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Pizza
    Like most people, I want to eat pizza on a Friday night with a glass or two, or when I’m too tired to cook and there is nothing I fancy in the fridge, but the time when I most want to eat pizza is most definitely not the time that I want to start making pizza. I think about pizza...
  7. Lavender & Lemon Cake

    Lavender & Lemon Cake
    Lavender and Lemon cakes in individual panibois are perfect for picnics - this cake has been iced with icing sugar with Blue and red colouring A great get-ahead trick with this cake is to double the recipe and freeze some. It keeps in the freezer beautifully, ready for an impromptu picnic and if you leave the lavender out then...
  8. Alex Gooch's White Spelt Foccacia

    Alex Gooch's White Spelt Foccacia
    Last year saw Alex Gooch win the flatbread category of The World Bread Awards with his roast beetroot and Ragstone focaccia.  So we are delighted to share this recipe from Alex. When I asked Alex what it takes to make a winner he replied,  “great bread takes patience and instinct and I love making bread making, it brings you into...
  9. Raspberry Bakewell Tray Bake

    Raspberry Bakewell Tray Bake
    A summery picnic treat. The garden is full of glorious raspberries. Plump red luscious raspberries, to be honest it's a miracle any of them actually make it back to the kitchen to bake with at all. I have to remind myself that the tray bake is just as delicious. Don't be put off by having to bake the base first...