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Baking and the Great British Street Party

Baking and the Great British Street Party

Nothing brings a community together more than when a special royal jubilee is celebrated.  This will be the fourth jubilee celebration for our longest-reigning monarch, following the Silver Jubilee in 1977, the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Us Brits have used street parties to celebrate major national occasions for more than a century. The end of wars, coronations, royal weddings and jubilees have all been leapt on as excuses to get out the trestle tables and paper cups. The events echo down the decades revealing just how much we have changed but how the simple desire...

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What's the deal with spelt flour?

What's the deal with spelt flour?

From ‘ancient wheat’ to ‘the gateway grain,’ spelt has been used for millennia and is a healthy and nutritious grain.  It’s a wonderfully unique flour which is easy to work with and can be used for both bread baking and cakes.  What is spelt flour? It’s a type of wheat flour that encompasses the entire grain. If you’re a fan of whole wheat flour then spelt is your hero because it’s undoubtedly the easiest of all the flours in this category to work with. If you’ve tried wheat flour before that wasn’t spelt, and not had particularly spectacular results from...

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Homemade bread

Bread Baking Myths

We’re in the midst of a bread baking golden age.  It seems everyone is getting down with the dough, especially since Covid, and turning more and more to baking their own bread rather than whipping it off supermarket shelves. Whilst the process of making bread can be very therapeutic and rewarding when all goes to plan, it can quickly turn into the most frustrating waste of time and ingredients when things go awry. If you’re starting out or simply need a hand navigating the huge amount of information out there: read on for some bread-making myths. Everyone on Instagram is...

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Why choose sourdough?

Why choose sourdough?

Sourdough may have attracted all the right hashtags in recent years - and of course it tastes fantastic - but that’s not all that this delicious bread has to offer. If you opt for sourdough, real sourdough, you’re not only enjoying something tasty but also good for you too. This loaf scores high for flavour, satisfaction and lots of health benefits that you only get if you choose a sourdough loaf. What’s real sourdough? Many supermarkets today use the term sourdough to describe bread that isn’t actually authentic sourdough - they can do this because ‘sourdough’ isn’t a protected term....

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