Boston Brown Bread …

… or Essential Waitrose II. If you complain about the length of time it takes to make sourdough don’t try this – it takes a week to get through the coffee for a single loaf. Of course we have the Royal branch of Waitrose in Menai Bridge where Kate shops when hubby is flying helicopters […]

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Weight a bit!

First, Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you all thrive in the coming months (without recourse to commercial yeast). You know me: tend to go my own way and ignore advice to spray ovens, use a baking stone, bake in pots, do the window pane test, etc., etc. Never worried too much about recipe […]

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It’s that time of year again when my American customers start to clamour for Bethesdabakers’ famous Thanksgiving Bread: The secret ingredient? Bourbon. Soak your cranberries in a good shot of whiskey for an hour then complete the soaker with orange juice. Rye starter, flour mix of white, wholemeal wheat and rye, plenty of pecans. Sam’s […]

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