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  1. What to do when your bread tins stick

    What to do when your bread tins stick
    If you have proper bread tins (usually made from white galvanised metal) and they are brand new - they need to be 'seasoned'. - Photo in Magdalana's Kitchen Magdalene Marsden is a customer of BakeryBits who has been baking for many years and teaches baking from her beautiful Victorian kitchen as Cocoa & Heart. She has written a brilliant article...
  2. The Chicago Metallic Range.

    The Chicago Metallic Range.
    It used to be that you only get an “oo” with Typoo. (For those of us old enough to remember that), but when people pick up a Chicago Metallic tin the most common reaction is quite literally an oo. What you can see online when you look at photographs is a clean design, with a super gun metal finish, but...
  3. 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...
  4. Introducing the Fourneau Cast-Iron Bread Oven v.2.0

    Introducing the Fourneau Cast-Iron Bread Oven v.2.0
    Buy Now (Free UK Shipping) Is it always wrong to fall in love with baking equipment? I used to (and still do) feel this way about certain items of stationery. The perfect pen or a decent post-it pad for instance, who doesn’t? I’ve become besotted with my Fourneau cast-iron bread oven. It is quite an investment but it is really...
  5. Panettone - tricky but reliable

    Panettone - tricky but reliable
    Serves: 10, and keeps for about a week Prep time: one hour Cooking time: 45-50 minutes Preheat oven to 175ºC Gas 4Ingredients: 175g sourdough starter (1:1) 150g milk 4 medium eggs 3 level tsp aroma panettone (please note that this is a strong flavour blend so feel fee to reduce if you want) 10g osmotolerant yeast 650g type "0" manitoba...
  6. Perfect Pandoro

    If making Pandoro sounds like a lot of effort to go to for Christmas .. you’d be entirely wrong. This straightforward recipe from food writer Vanessa Kimbell may not be the 3-day process that the original recipe comes from, but as she says in her house it took about three minutes to devour so she recommends making two at the...