Real Bread for Buntingford and surrounding villages

Month: June 2017

Lovely bubbly

Lovely bubbly

Sourdough starter raring to go.   Sourdough isn’t so much a type of bread, but a method of getting the bread to rise – natural leavening, instead of using commercially produced bakers’ yeast. It’s the way bread was made for thousands of years before the […]

Roasted rhubarb brioche

Roasted rhubarb brioche

This rhubarb brioche recipe from Vanessa Kimbell on Bakery Bits used a quick brioche dough – no resting in the fridge overnight, like a traditional brioche – and is topped with strips of rhubarb and sugar. Served slightly warm with rhubarb compote and ice cream […]

Beautiful sourdough bloomer

Beautiful sourdough bloomer

Super-lively starter – thanks to the mini heatwave – produced this wonderful white sourdough. Sunday’s bacon sandwiches were delicious.  

Borodinsky bread

Borodinsky bread

A malted rye sourdough flavoured with coriander seeds, Borodinsky bread was, according to folklore, made on the eve of the Battle of Borodino just outside Moscow in 1812. I used Andrew Whitley’s version of the recipe from his book Bread Matters. It’s a moist, dense-crumbed […]