Pdf’s of my three bread books can be accessed by clicking on the links below. You are free to open them for personal use but they remain my copyright and must not be used for other reasons without my permission.


Click on the link to view the pdf: 1 sourdough book

Totally revised and updated version of “Bethesdabasics – Sourdough Made Simple”

  • Includes:  Making a Starter,  Equipment,  Flours,  Breadmaking Methods & Techniques complete with photographic step-by-step guides.
  • PLUS a baker’s dozen of 13 recipes from across the full baking spectrum, Pain de Campagne, Classic Sourdough, Wholemeal, 5 Seed with Spelt, Multigrain, Baguettes, Tomato Bread with Sundried Tomatoes, 100% Russian Rye, Parmesan & Courgette Flatbread, Fig & Cheese Brioche, Pizza Dough + Topping Recipe, Wheat Tortillas + Mexican Feast Recipe, Red Grape & Fennel Seed Focaccia

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Click on the link to view the pdf: cymraeg

Welsh language version of Bethesdabasics freely translated by Dafydd Chilton.

“Canllaw ymarferol a syml i bobi bara gyda lefain naturiol gan Mick Hartley, y pobydd arbenigol o Fethesda a phrif bencampwr bara Gŵyl Fwyd Llwydlo 2007.

Llyfryn sy’n gosod allan mewn lluniau lliw, gam ar y tro, y cwbl sydd angen ei wybod – y cymysgu, y siapio a’r pobi – i chi allu gwneud eich bara go iawn eich hun.

Mae’r llyfryn yn cynnwys nifer helaeth o ryseitiau bara blasus a’r rheiny wedi eu dethol yn ofalus o ar draws y byd.

Mae o hefyd yn cynnwys manylion sut i gael y gefnogaeth barhaus, yr wybodaeth a’r rhyseitiau ychwanegol y mae Mick yn eu cynnig ar-lein i bobyddion newydd.

Dyma’r anrheg berffaith i unrhyw un sydd o ddifrif ynglŷn â bwyd da.”

front coversmall 02Click on the link to view the pdf: microbakin

How to run a microbakery in your own house. The book is both an entertaining history and description of how my microbakery, Bethesdabakers, was set up and run between 2007-2012 and a guide to starting your own home-based business.

After the Introduction, the book has five more chapters:

Progress, a history of how I arrived at the decision to bake for profit from home

Microbakery, an account of how the bakery operated, the equipment that had to be bought, the spreadsheet systems I developed to organise the work

The Actuality. Can you hack it? – a two day bake in action

Customers & Communities,  the realities of working with customers and unforeseen satisfactions

Final Thoughts, issues you need to consider before starting your own microbakery together with some useful addresses.