Slice, toast, butter and serve with a large pot of tea for a perfect Easter treat.

Hot Cross Buns ( 1960)

In 1960, butter was the main edible oil produced in the world, while palm oil represented just 1.26 million tonnes a year.  Palm oil was at the bottom of the league table in the world’s edible oil production under butter, soya, lard, tallow bean, olive, coconut and cottonseed. Now, in 2014, the production of palm oil outstrips even soyabean, with 45 million tonnes a year being produced, which is directly responsible for the demise of the orangutan’s habitat.  Palm oil is found in many … [Read More...]

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Sourdough Bread Making for Beginners

Sourdough Bread Making for Absolute Beginners

If you are new to sourdough bread then this is the perfect course, and if you’ve decided to learn to bake bread for the first time then this course is also suitable because we cover all the basics thoroughly. There is nothing that makes a house a home more then the smell of fresh baked bread. Most commercial bread offering doesn’t even come close to being as good as a loaf you bake at home We want real bread, but sourdough is really extra special because it’s delicious, easily digestible… 

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Sourdough Day – Baking With Modern & Heritage Flour.

Learn to bake beautiful  heritage sourdough loafs that taste amazing.  This course is suitable for beginners but suits students with an interest in history.  You learn all the basics of how to bake sourdough but we use heritage flour and cover the history of sourdough over the past 3000 years as part of the day. The history of sourdough is thousands of years old and with more heritage flours available than ever before we can bake delicious deeply flavoured and wonderfully textured sourdough,  that is very close to these ancient… 

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Slice, toast, butter and serve with a large pot of tea for a perfect Easter treat.

Hot Cross Buns ( 1960)

In 1960, butter was the main edible oil produced in the world, while palm oil represented just 1.26 million tonnes a year.  Palm oil was at the bottom of the league table in the world’s edible oil production under butter, soya, lard, tallow bean, olive, coconut and cottonseed. Now, in 2014, the production of palm oil outstrips even soyabean, with 45 million tonnes a year being produced, which is directly responsible for the demise of the orangutan’s habitat.  Palm oil is found in many commercially produced baked goods so this… 

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A fatless sponge from The Cookery Book of Lady Clark of Tillypronie   published in 1909

Mrs. Husthwaite’s Sponge Cake. No. 2 from The Cookery Book of Lady Clark of Tillypronie – 1909

A whisked fatless sponge cake baked from The Cookery Book of Lady Clark of Tillypronie, was published by Constable & Company Ltd. in  London, 1909. Sponge Cake. No. 2. which Lady Clark was given by Mrs. Husthwaite, is a beautifully light sponge and would be perfect served with whipped cream and strawberries, or a light syrup. As is was, we ate it French style, cutting off large chunks and dipping them in hot chocolate –  a very decadent breakfast treat. This is nice to eat with ices. Lady Clark says… 

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