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What to do when you are in the middle of making bread and your trusted Kitchen Aid goes kaput? 

Carry on, comrade - recipe for a hand made Sesame Sourdough loaf can be found on my blog here

 

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I know its February already (where did the time go?) but I just finished typing up my first submission for my Bread-o-lution project.

Its very simple - one loaf a month, something new, something reasonably challenging, something good enough to share with you lovely people.

This month - sourdough cottage loaf - full recipe and pictures on my blog here

Verdict: wonky but tasty 

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Did I mention how much I love making sourdough? Its very frexibly, you can fix it around you schedule and it is quite quick. Yes, I said quick - not like 5 minutes quick, but it is possible to have a tasty sourdoung mixed and made in a single day,

I came up with a lovely honey and oat sourdough recipe which toasts incredibly well is delicious with lashings of butter and a drizzle of honey.

Full recipe on my blog here my blog here

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Thats a very subtle play on Bread Resolution in case you missed that :)

 

I am putting together a plan of new breads to try out next year - 1 bread a month - can't get any simpler than that. 

Read here about my plans and please join me in baking, I would love to see your photos and hear your comments 

 

HP

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I've been baking for a while now - started as a kid, but serious baking and sourdough for about 10 years now. What I love about baking is that I am still learning new things, every week I find something new to try. 

I've created a post to summarise a few things I've picked up over the years - its all my own experience, not scientific or book explained, all I know it works for me. 

Do read and ask questions - http://messybaker.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/trade-secrets-of-messy-baker.html

 

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I haven't been baking much bread lately - two toddlers are taking a little bit too much of my time :)

But I HAVE been making a lot of quick bakes - pancakes, biscuits, cupcakes - you name it.

Here is a full post of two of the most delicious and the least time consuming pancake recipes you will ever find - full recipe

And here is a photo of someone enjoying a pancake :)

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This is a recipe I've been waiting to bake for four years, and after all that wait its definitely worth it, here is a super fast recipe - start to finish in less than two hours and a delicious loaf to enjoy

Full recipe on my blog here

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After a long break I am back in my search for perfection - this time is a recipe for a perfect white loaf, and I have found it!! I have tried it in its true form and have tried to play around with the recipe, and it still stands - this IS perception in a loaf.

 

Full recipe on my blog here

Excuse the poor slicing photo - more photos coming on the blog soon

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Its getting close, only a few more puddings left to review and then we will have a winner - five more reviews, including a Duchy Original, by Prince Charles - full review here

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Now, this is a first for me - a golden Christmas pudding - golden almonds, golden fruit and actual edible GOLD!!!

Full review and pictures here

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