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Project BreadHead: 13 Scottish Oatcakes

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Second bake for this weekend from my Project BreadHead is a batch of Scottish Oatcakes! From Scotland. Obviously. Ingredients: Medium/fine oatmeal (I used medium), salt, bicarb of soda, melted butter, hot water. Mix the oatmeal, salt and butter together in a bowl. Add enough water to turn this into a dough. Cut the dough in […]

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Project BreadHead: 12 Barley Bannock

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Oh my goodness! It’s been almost EIGHT WEEKS since I last made bread! How did that happen?! Well, busy work project, a holiday and the temptation of the breadmaker! So I’ve made up for it this weekend by making two at once! First up from my Project BreadHead is the Barley Bannock, a flat bread […]

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Project BreadHead: 11 Cornish Saffron Breads

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All caught up with the recipes I’ve done so far. I’ve tested some of the others later on in the book to vary things up a little but didn’t take any pictures. I’ll re-do them in order. Now though, here’s bread number 11 from Project BreadHead. Cornish Saffron Breads! I had been looking forward to […]

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Project BreadHead: 10 Lardy Cake

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Well, as you can see from previous posts, life has been a little hectic recently. After spending a couple of months working at 29% capacity, I spent the last two at 110%. And that doesn’t include all the hours I spend on pointless non-billable admin! In November there were 165 work hours on a 9.00-5.30 […]

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Recipe: Individual Stollen

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It’s almost Christmas!! And that means…STOLLEN!! I mentioned in my last post that I make stollen every year. One year I make a loaf, the next I make individual muffin sized stollen, each with their own little piece of marzipan. This year it’s the latter and I’ve gone all out. Rather than just making muffins, […]

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Project BreadHead: 09 English Muffins

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Back after a slight break. I made too much bread in one go and made myself ill eating it all! Felt very doughy for a few days! This week it’s number 9 of Project BreadHead. English Muffins! I love muffins and if you read to the end, I’ll show you why! Ingredients: White bread flour, […]

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Project BreadHead: 08 Crumpets

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Bring on the crumpets! Busy weekend, made two breads. Feeling very doughy! Number 8 of Project BreadHead. Crumpets! I made some crumpets at Valentines with some heart shaped fried egg templates. They were a bit greasy. This recipe is much better! Ingredients: Plain flour, white bread flour, salt, milk, water, sunflower oil, caster sugar, yeast, […]

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Project BreadHead: 07 Shaped Dinner Rolls

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Keep rollin’, rollin’ rollin’! Back on track now with loaf number 7 of Project BreadHead. This week it’s Shaped Dinner Rolls. I made similar in the last bread making class but they didn’t turn out as nice as these did. Not sure why, it’s a similar recipe. I think that class is cursed, everything I […]

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Project BreadHead: 05 Welsh Clay Pot Loaves

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Well, loaf! Hello again! I’m jumping back to loaf number 5 of Project BreadHead this week after getting a clay pot. Only got one because they’re so big. The smaller ones at the garden centre were plastic. Had a sneaky suspicion that they wouldn’t bake so well!! Ingredients: Wholemeal and White Flour, salt, yeast, milk, […]

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Bread Making 101: Standard Rustic Loaf

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You’re very lucky today. Yesterday, I made two loaves! Loaf 6 from Project BreadHead and the one I’m about to detail below. Prior to buying the book I’m basing project breadhead on, I enrolled on a course at the local college to learn how to make bread, or more specifically, to pick up some techniques […]

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Project BreadHead: 06 Split Tin

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Hello. I’m jumping ahead a bit to loaf number 6 of Project BreadHead because I don’t have any clay pots for loaf 5 yet. Hopefully get those this weekend! But in the meantime, here is my attempt at the Split Tin: Ingredients: Flour, salt, yeast, milk and water. Again, I used milk powder as soya […]

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Project BreadHead: 04 Cottage Loaf

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Time for loaf number 4 of Project BreadHead. The Cottage Loaf! Here are the ingredients: Flour, salt, yeast and water. More yeast than usual! Mix your yeast mixture and leave to dissolve for 10 minutes. In the meantime, sift the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre. When the […]