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Fantastic Video on Baking Bread

I was browsing through my Twitter account this morning and something caught my eye.

It was a video on how to bake bread.  Now I understand what you are thinking, there are
lots of video's out there about how to make homemade bread but this one is different.

This is someone going along to a professional baker and being taught how to improve
their bread making techniques.

I will watch it again and again and then I will take notes and then I will go into my kitchen
and see if I can incorporate even SOME of these tips and techniques into my bread making
and I just have a feeling my bread is going to get better and better and better.

Watch the video and see if it has something for you.

Yeast Free Bread?

A friend just asked if I knew of any yeast free breads she can make for her daughter and I wondered if Soda Bread would fit the bill?

It uses Bi-Carbonate of Soda to make the bread rise rather than yeast.  Might work – I'll have to do some research.

Just sharing – anyone else have an opinion? 

I found a nice article to share

I was reading about bread (as you do) and came across this good article by Denise Henderson (Thanks Denise)

and it really got me thinking about how versatile bread really is.

There is a great collection of homemade bread recipes gathering here too.

Hope you enjoy it and it gets you thinking.  

Cheers for now
Cate

Homemade Bread Recipes: Bake It and Rate It

The first loaf in The Great Soda Bread Road Test is cooked (and eaten).

For a full rundown of how the loaf ranked in our Road Test take a look at this post.
If you need any more encouragement just check out this picture… Gotta love this job.
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The Great Soda Bread Road Test

Homemade Bread Recipes: The Great Soda Bread Road Test

I’ve been researching the very best way for people to get back into baking their very home homemade bread and I think a great place to begin is with soda bread.  All soda bread recipes appear to be easy bread recipes and for soda bread in particular they are quick bread recipes.  One author even went so far as to say the soda bread is fool proof and the idea struck me that I should road test all the soda bread recipes I can lay my hands on in an attempt to see if that were true and then to report my findings.

Rounds of soda bread in various stages of baking.

Image via Wikipedia

Thus was born The Great Soda Bread Road Test.

To begin, I will bake one loaf of Soda Bread each week until I run out of recipes and then it’s up to you to provide me with more.  The recipes will all be listed under The Great Soda Bread Road Test category and the best of these will then be included in the Best Bread Recipes category on this blog.  Sound fair?

If you or your family has a really fantastic Soda Bread recipe (or even if it’s not so fantastic) why not send it to me so be reviewed, just post it into the comments box on the blog and I’ll see what I can do.  Better still go over to Homemade Bread Recipes and find the recipe being baked this week, bake it yourself and send me some feedback!  All such items will be posted – rate the bread from 1 AMAZING to 5 AWFUL!  The first recipe is up and waiting

So with that in mind… I’ll go turn on the oven.

Road Test?

Am considering doing a road test of Soda Bread recipes.

I have a couple already but really, really  need lots of different ones from all over the world.
Imagine having so any different kinds of homemade bread recipes.
International Soda Bread Road Test… hmm sounds interesting.  Want to play?

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