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How do I steam my oven when baking bread?

Subscribe for bread tips, advice & recipes A question I am often asked is “How do I steam my oven?” shortly followed with “Why is adding steam important?”. This article and the accompanying video aims to answer these burning questions. Why is adding steam to your oven important? Adding steam to your oven when baking …

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Breadcrumb crumble

Subscribe for bread tips, advice & recipes I have written before about ways to use up bread, but I thought it worth sharing this recipe for a crumble I made yesterday. I had some of the Maris Widgeon loaf left and it struck me as a delicious alternative to the usually crumble recipe and I …

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Oat & Honey Loaf

Subscribe for bread tips, advice & recipes This oat and honey bread is our eldest’s favourite loaf. It has a denser texture due to the oats, with a delicious sweetness with the honey. It makes lovely toast and is great with soup. Ingredients 350g strong (aka bread) white flour100g wholemeal bread flour50g porridge oats or …

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Dough Temperature

Subscribe for bread tips, advice & recipes The temperature of your dough during fermentation is an important consideration when baking. Professional bakers talk about Desired Dough Temperature (DDT) all the time. They want their doughs to be maintained at the desired temperature so that the fermentation occurs exactly as planned. That way the loaves are …

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Using The Stretch and Fold Method To Make Bread

Subscribe for bread tips, advice & recipes Using the stretch and fold method to make bread makes it really easy to fit making bread into your daily routine. This is my favourite method for developing dough. It make making bread really easy. The stretch and fold method replaces kneading. The benefits of stretch and fold …

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