Hazelnut Rye Bread

A second recipe adapted from the wonderful Vegan Secret Supper. It seems to becoming more common for vegan cookbooks to contain a chapter on breads. This must reflect the growing and welcome trend for people to bake their own. My only concern is that bread baking is a complex science in its own right and…

Sourdough Bread

Last year I read an article on making Sourdough bread and in a fit of excitement poured flour and water into a jar and waited… and then got a bit confused about what to do next… and put it into the fridge until it started to smell and then threw it away. This time I…

Vegetable Curry

  Sometimes you want to crack open the cookbooks and craft a traditional dish from the Indian subcontinent with a carefully chosen selection of spices and smaller dishes. Other times you want a plate of veg in a spicy sauce and a spoon of pickles. I really love this dish and it does taste better…

Focaccia – Italian Hearth Bread

So, you have followed my recipe for baking your own bread and are now crafting your own artisan loaves and have overdosed on nutrient rich foods – what next? Have a day off and make Focaccia. This bread has almost no micro-nutrients (white bread flour) is packed with fat (a bit of olive oil anyway)…

Bake Bread

In Tom Hodgekinson’s book “How to be free” he exhorts the reader to bake bread. Baking your own bread, he argues, is very freeing. Knowing that you can bake your own bread leaves you feeling that you can do anything. It is something that sounds difficult and time consuming but couldn’t actually be easier. The…

Malt Loaf

This is one of the easiest recipes I know and is something I make once a week. It is also very versatile. You can add whatever fruits and nuts you like and change it according to your needs. Lots of candied fruit for a high carb snack to keep you going out on the trails…