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Artisan baking events.
  • Sourdough September - Guest post from Chris Young of The Real Bread Campaign

    The ninth month of the year is Sourdough September and this is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! “It’s alive! It’s alive,” cried Colin Clive as the eponymous doctor in the 1931 film Frankenstein, words that echoed in my head as my first sourdough starter, or mother, began to bubble. However, far from being a ‘frankenfood’, as some people might see certain industrial loaves, genuine sourdough is about as simple and natural as Real Bread can be. "So, what is this mystical sourdough of which you...

  • Why YOU Should Enter The World Bread Awards 2014

    Could you be the next Tiptree World Bread Awards champion? A competition open to pro and home-bakers, children and adults, celebrating the best in bread baking. Previous winners include Da Bara Bakery in Cornwall, Alex Gooch and Cinnamon Square, London. It is a competition open to all and there is an incentive from us to enter! Send in your application and WBA will send you a discount voucher for use at BakeryBits. Our own Vanessa Kimbell will be a  judge of the Sourdough section of the World Bread Awards and explains why she loves these awards so much. ...

  • Artisan Flour From Redbournbury Mill

    Artisan bread is made with the finest flour made from the best grain and by a skilled miller who understands both the grain and the demands of the baker. We have been stocking English stoneground organic flour from the Redbournbury watermill for over three years because you tell us that it gives excellent-tasting bread. Redbournbury Mill, near St Albans is brimming with history. It is mentioned in the Domesday book and runs on Victorian machinery, turning the grinding stones in the same way that they have been for centuries. Justin, the proprietor of the mill tells how the grain...

  • Win 2 tickets to meet Dan Lepard at the Oundle Food Festival

    Win tickets to meet Dan Lepard. Dan, an internationally renowned baking expert, author, tutor and broadcaster, will be at the Oundle Food Festival on Saturday 5th July between 10.30am-12 noon demonstrating Bread Made Simple.  In this workshop, Dan will show you how to make that first great homemade loaf, without any fuss or bother, while at the same time showing you how this relates to sourdough, and how to take confident steps towards bigger bread adventures. A simple explanation of making a leaven, and why there's no shame in using packet yeast; how to use different flours; and how...

  • Mothers' Day Gift Ideas

    I came across this poem in Rachel Ashwell’s shabby chic shop last year. It made me stop for a moment and think about my own mother. I am lucky enough to have a mother who is a marvellous baker. She loves to try out new breads and cakes the family, especially on her grandchildren. It’s so hard to choose something other than just chocolates or flowers but she is always thrilled to receive something that inspires her in the kitchen, so I’ve been through the site and picked out my favourite things that I think any mother would love to...

  • The World’s Original Marmalade Awards

    1&2 March 2014 @MarmaladeAwards


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  • The Cake & Bake Show 2014

    Win one of 5 pairs of Tickets to The Cake and Bake Show Manchester.

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  • Discover the secrets of delicious sourdough with Vanessa Kimbell

    Something of a bread revolution is sweeping the nation, and helping to promote the benefits and importance of real bread is established food writer and qualified baker, Vanessa Kimbell. If you’re after thoughts, inspiration and accessible recipes, Vanessa’s website dedicated to promoting ethical food provides an inspiring read. Continue reading

  • The Cake & Bake Show, London

    We’re busy whisking up plans for our exhibition stand ahead of The Cake & Bake Show 2013 at Earls Court, London next month. The award-winning baking event offers a range of exciting features including a host of guest speakers, classroom demos, interactive stands and a marketplace of products from the UK’s tops artisan bakers and cake makers. We’ll be based near The Bakery, which hosts a full programme of baking demos by leading artisan bakers, real bread ambassadors and baking experts. Do stop by and say hello if you’re planning a visit to the event!

  • How To Run A Pop Up Bakery!

    Whether you’re a beginner, experienced home baker or simply a food lover, why not learn how to set up and run your own successful pop up bakery courtesy of food writer, author and BBC radio broadcaster Vanessa Kimbell. Vanessa has been running a popular pop up bakery for quite some time now and is full of knowledge and expertise having previously worked in a bakery in the South of France. Vanessa’s put a new course together to get you and your bakery off to a flying start. The course will include advice and tips and will cover everything...

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