All posts tagged: bread

Food Waste Hacks | Bread

Domestic food waste in the UK is something we should all be ashamed of, there’s no sugar coating that. Yes, supermarkets are in part to blame for their offers that strengthen their profit margins but bamboozle us into buying more than we need, but we can’t shirk all responsibility onto the people that sell us stuff. The fact is, we’re throwing away food at an alarming rate and we need to do better. You all know me, I’m not here to judge, I’m here to suggest and hopefully enable change. Ever since my interview with a lovely Mashable journalist earlier this year, I’ve been thinking about how I can bring the issue of food waste into this blog, because it’s a real passion of mine. So, please welcome aboard this new series. I’m going to tackle one little bit of food waste at a time and tell you how I manage it in my kitchen, alongside handy tips I dig up while researching. I hope it’s useful, and if you’ve got questions or suggestions please …

Great British Bake Off-Along: Paul Hollywood’s Focaccia

A rainy Bank Holiday weekend, a nice warm oven and some fresh bread. I had a pretty perfect time with this week’s bake-off-along. I didn’t come up with my own recipe because what could be more fitting than using one of Paul Hollywood’s? It was bread week after all. You can find the original recipe here. What I did differently.. I only wanted one loaf, so I cut the quantities in half. I shaped my dough into a circle instead of spreading it across the baking tray. (I have wonderful childhood memories of focaccia from an amazing bread and cheese shop in the South Lanes, I wanted to recreated it and it wasn’t rectangular) I heated the oil with chopped garlic and fresh rosemary before brushing it on the dough pre-oven. I added olives. In other bread news.. I experimented with a recipe for honey nut rye rolls. It’s not quite there yet, you’ll be the first to know when I’ve perfected it, but in the mean time how cute is this first attempt?! Your track recommendation …

Sun dried Tomato and Herb Spelt Rolls

After the huge household success that was my walnut and honey loaf a couple of weeks ago, home made bread looks like it’s going to become a part of the furniture round here. Which suits me just fine because kneading, rising and baking are idyllic things to be concerned with over a leisurely weekend. One thing I’m not very good at though is repeating myself, so I’ve reworked my loaf recipe just ever so slightly to make savoury rolls. They have a much stronger and more savoury flavour, and taste perfect with a little butter or a poached egg for breakfast. They keep just fine in the freezer if you want to savour them over time, just slice once cooled and zip in to those little sandwich bags. 500g spelt flour 1 tsp good sea salt 1 tsp dried active yeast 1 tsp sugar 300ml warm water 2 tbsps good olive oil 6 sundried tomatoes, finely chopped generous pinch freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsps mixed herbs In a large bowl mix together the flour, …