There are many posts on TFL that recommend trying to source fresh yeast from your local, large supermarket bakery department - when it is a bakery not a tanning salon for partially baked loaves. Also, Richard Bertinet will supply good fresh yeast but either in 500g blocks or on a regular "plan". There are also some specialist suppliers such as NiceisLife (Italian produce http://www.nifeislife.com/ ) who also sell small packs of fresh yeast.
First a bit about myself given I've been on this site a few times but not posted on it before. I do love my baking just as much as most of you I'm sure and have attempted baking bread with a sourdough starter I put together.
I just thought that I should share this experience with you.
I placed an order for flour on Wednesday evening and received email confirmation at 22:46. The flour arrived at 08:00 on Friday - wonderful service, thank you Shipton Mill ! :) :)
Hi Fresh Loafers,
At Seven Hills Bakery in Sheffield, England, we have an opening for an artisan baker and as this is one of our go to sites for doughy inspiration, we though we would reach out to all you fellow bread obsessives in the forums! You can find our ad on the Dan Lepard site here: http://www.danlepard.com/section/jobs/
Look forward to hearing from ya
I started home milling about 8 months ago now and have had trouble tracking down a decent supply of organic grain in the UK for home milling, recently I managed to link up with a very helpful, very friendly farmer and thought I would share the experience.
I'm Dave, near retired, a lapsed breakmaker - we made bread for the family for the first 20 years of marriage. A recent present of a Panasonic breadmaker rekindled my interest.
So far so good, I'm impressed how much they've come on. Their basic and sandwich breads
are fine by my judgement. Making dough, roll into buns, no problem, like working with play-dough! Brioche the last one I tried, and I'm frowning a little. V.dark crust (not burned). Taste/texture fine, just wondering if I can tweak the recipe with a breadmaker.
Regular readers of the TFL forum will have seen that we have amongst us an expert baker and educator in the form of Andy (ananda). It is clear from Andy's posts on this forum that he is a very accomplished baker and he has access to kitchens that are suitable for teaching bread baking, the college where he works has even just invested in some deck ovens.
UK viewers: yesterday night's "River Cottage" looked at bread. You can watch the programme online if you missed it, with "4 on Demand" at
And they build an oven too - can it really be that easy?! Maybe not, but given the aim is to encourage people who've never tried baking before to have a go, I don't think it's a bad effort.