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Baking


We’ve got out of the swing of baking bread recently – partly due to general winter lethargy and partly due to the fact that we’d struggle to get yeast do its thing. It would be very difficult to grow a slow rise bread – one that needs a good 12-18 hours to rise. With our [...]

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My week off is racing by and I’m trying to stay off my computer as much as possible because it’s like a black hole for my doing stuff energy… Yesterday was less productive than Monday & Tuesday – a long-long-long-awaited trip to the hairdressers (which made me feel more detached from mainstream society than ever!) [...]

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Hurrah! My week off has started well. Last week was a busy one – working as usual during the day, then in the evenings, Tuesday through to Sunday, I was at Bingley Little Theatre for one reason or another (mostly rehearsals/show nights for the weekend’s studio productions). That ate into my fun making-and-doing time somewhat [...]

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I love baking bread, cakes and biscuits – the process is fun, the product is tasty and it’s very often cheaper than buying them ready-made from a supermarket. But I don’t have the time to bake every day at the moment – and that often results in having to buy expensive, pale imitations of nomminess, [...]

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Following on from yesterday’s post about my love affair with slow rise/no knead bread, I’ve asked a question on Recycle This today about how to make better use of the oven while baking. It uses a fair bit of energy (and therefore money) so I want to make sure the process is as efficient as [...]

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Slow rise bread is awesome and here’s my top five reasons why. 1. Slow rise bread is really easy and, waiting aside, quick to make. While it usually takes about 18 hours from start to finish so requires plenty of forethought if you want it for a particular meal, it only takes about 5-10 minutes [...]

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