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Project BreadHead: 03 Poppy-Seeded Bloomer

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Well, I’m certainly cooking with gas as I bring you the third bake of Project BreadHead. Fortunately, my gas is provided by the lovely people at Good Energy who are trying their best to make renewable gas! Yesterday I made a Poppy-Seeded Bloomer. Very simple to make but just as a heads up, it needs […]

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Project BreadHead: 02 Cheese And Onion Loaf

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Time for my second bake of Project BreadHead. Here are the ingredients: An onion, some butter, white bread flour, easy bake dried yeast, mustard powder, grated mature cheese, milk and water and some salt and pepper. The recipe asks for unbleached white flour but I couldn’t find that anywhere convenient so I’ve used normal. For […]

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Project BreadHead: 01 Granary Cob

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Here is my first loaf for Project BreadHead. Exciting innit?! So, here’s what you need: Granary flour, salt, yeast and some lukewarm water. For the yeast you can either use fresh yeast, which I gather goes off pretty quickly or dried yeast, which lasts a lot longer but is better than fast bake yeast. This […]

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Project BreadHead: An Introduction

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Welcome to the start of my new project, Project BreadHead. You can find out more about the project here. In my first introductory post, I just want to cover getting started and some resources I have used so far. In this book: it covers all the different types of flour that are available. It makes […]

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Overdue Update

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Hello! It’s been a long time. I have been super busy the last couple of months but I figured it was time for an update. So, what have I been up to? Cambridge Big Bike Ride You may have seen the banner on the bottom of the site for the Cambridge Big Bike Ride. It […]

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Recipe: Pan Rustico Bread Loaf Update

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I made pan rustico again and updated the original post with some in progress pictures. The first time I made it, I wasn’t sure if it would work or not so I didn’t take any pictures. Since it’s been my most popular blog post of the last 6 months I figured I’d make it again […]

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Steak And Ale Pie – Hairy Biker Style

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Today I have a recipe for a really great steak and ale pie for you. It was a bit of a last minute thing. The missus ordered Diced Steak from our organic delivery company which was delivered Thursday so I had a frantic scramble about for a recipe and then last minute shopping for the […]

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Recipe: Pan Rustico Bread Loaf

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UPDATE: 01/07/2012: I made this again and added pictures of each stage to make it a little easier! I’ve had a very productive bank holiday weekend. You may recall this recipe for flapjacks, well I did that again but this time I added 200g of melted chocolate over the top and cooled it in the […]

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Recipe: Butterfly Buns

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Back again with another recipe. I was really hoping to have blogged about other things this week but just haven’t found the chance. There’s a reason, but more on that later! Today I made a childhood favourite…Butterfly Buns!! (or Flutterby Buns if you were a bit of a weird child) Nice and simple and again, […]

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Recipe: Sultana Flapjacks

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I’m a baker. Not a cook, a baker. I love cooking, I’m just not very well versed if you like. Baking on the other hand, I am fab at and I absolutely adore it! So, a new topic for the year, baking posts! I’m cutting down on how much crap I eat from the shelves; […]