I make nearly all the bread we eat but recently I have tended to make the same basic recipe each time: flour, yeast, salt and water. No fat, no sugar. The only things that vary are the types and proportions… Read More ›
Homemade Ciabatta and Olive Oil
It’s no secret that I love to use homegrown or foraged produce whenever possible. So when my friend Vana hand-delivered some olive oil direct from her friend’s olive oil farm outside Cape Town in South Africa, I couldn’t wait to… Read More ›
Apricot and Oat Bread
The original recipe for this Apricot and Oat bread comes from Richard Bertinet’s Dough and I have changed it slightly. I love fruit breads but have never made one with just apricots: usually they would be combined with nuts or… Read More ›
Date and Walnut Rye Bread – great with cheese
If you ever get asked to bring bread to a party, this is the one to take! This is a slightly adapted Richard Bertinet recipe and is the perfect addition to a cheese board. It’s also delicious as bread or… Read More ›
Homemade Focaccia – great for sharing!
Homemade focaccia is a delicious thing. Hard to resist, which is possibly why I hadn’t made it for a while. I have tried several recipes and my favourite is this Richard Bertinet one, from his book “Dough”. It uses his… Read More ›
Seeded Granary Loaf – and the Real Bread Festival
I was lucky enough to spot a note about the Real Bread Festival in a magazine recently and made sure I got on their website and booked a couple of places on a Richard Bertinet hands-on workshop. Not only was it… Read More ›
Freshly Homemade Bread – delicious and therapeutic!
Bread is something that most people love but try to avoid. There is no question that pre-packaged, mass produced, over processed bread can easily be avoided but there is still a lot to be said for good, homemade bread. I… Read More ›