Mediterranean soda bread

You’ll be needing something to go with all the pumpkin soup recipes flying around at the moment. I found my fridge full of sundried tomatoes, olives and feta after a nice couscous-stuffed pepper and cod dinner, so a soda bread seemed like the perfect solution. I love making a regular loaf of bread but I […]

Rye soda bread

Number 3 from Hugh. I think I’m actually going to make it my mission this year to make all the recipes from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s Light and Easy. I’ve always wanted to do this and this book seems like the perfect one to do. Soda bread is a god send when you need a quick […]

All things spelt

Spelt is my favourite grain at the moment and I’ve pretty much been exclusively eating spelt bread recently. The other day I was given some wonderful spelt crispbreads and 3 loaves of bread! Spelt isn’t gluten free but it is significantly lower in gluten than wheat. This means it might be a little easier on […]

Panzanella

A glut of late-summer tomatoes and some bread to use up calls for one thing – panzanella! (said in your best Italian accent). Panzanella is a traditional Tuscan salad designed to use up stale leftover bread. I’m really into my spelt bread at the moment and it worked perfectly in this recipe as it is […]

Chilli and rosemary cornbread

This is just super! No yeast, no kneading and still out comes a hearty bread great for dipping, dunking and accompanying. It happens to be gluten free if you use gluten-free baking powder and you can swap to almond milk to make it dairy free too. Another great from the River Cottage books by Huge […]

Dippy eggs

Need a quick, light and healthy meal? Or a delicious brunch? Perfect for sharing? Here you go! Nutritious and protein-rich eggs on a bed of homemade tomato sauce, with some (preferably) homemade bread to dip in. Try baking some bread of your own with some of these recipes. Tomato sauce is really rich in the […]

Baking your own bread

Baking your own bread allows you to get rid of all the nasties, tweak it to how you like it and gives you a great sense of achievement (and fills your house with that lovely freshly baked bread smell). My first loaf last week was made due to a desire to get rid of things […]

Wrapping things up

On occasion, it’s nice to go back to basics. Have a wee look at the ingredients in mission deli wraps: Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Oils, Humectant (Glycerol), Wheat Fibre (2%), Sugar, Wheat Germ (1%), Emulsifiers (E471, E472e), Salt, Raising Agents (E450, E500, E296), Flavouring, Preservatives (E282, E202), Stabiliser (E466), Flour Treatment Agent (E920). Maybe a […]

Bread matters

  Anybody looking for a baking course must head to Bread Matters, it’s just fantastic! Only 17 miles from Edinburgh you can find Macbiehill Farmhouse, kitted out with a baking studio and wonderful wood-fired oven and two of the most lovely people! Andrew Whitley, the man behind the venture, has his own book, Bread Matters, […]