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Bread Matters

Bread Matters

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Andrew Whitley, founder of the celebrated Village Bakery in Melmerby, is a uniquely experienced baker. this is his foolproof guide to baking real, nutritious bread at home.

From soft milk bread plaits and classic French country bread to overnight sponges and rye sourdoughs, from olive and pumpkin seed bread and gluten-free pizza to wholemeal cheese bread and hot buttered stotties. Whittley demystifies the baking process and shares the practical craft he teaches on his popular baking courses.

Co-founder of the nationwide Real Bread Campaign, Whittley also delves into the deplorable state of modern British bread, exposing the madness behind the adulteration of our most basic of foodstuffs. Including chapters on wheat-free and gluten-free cooking, this important book shows why and how to make your own bread, guiding and inspiring beginners and seasoned bakers alike.


NEW IN STORE - Handcrafted bread boards

Wooden Bread BoardsWe’re proud to be keeping it local!

These boards are individually hand-made by a local craftsman, using wood sourced in Gloucestershire, and are part of our growing range of quality baking equipment.

Nigel guides the wood into a rectangular shape but allows the timber’s natural form to flow, so the edges are delightfully wonky. This coupled with the natural variations of wood means each board is unique. More ...

Common questions

When will my order be delivered?

We endeavour to despatch your order within 3-5 working days. For orders received before 11am we do our utmost to deliver next working day but this is not guaranteed. More ...

What do you charge for delivery?

We offer Free Delivery to most parts of the country on order values of £30 or more up to a maximum weight of 100kg; standard delivery on orders below £30 is £6. More ...

How can I keep an eye on my orders?

Your orders are stored on our system - you can save your basket to come back later and you can re-fill your basket with the items from your previous orders. Log in to My Shipton Mill to find out more.

How should I store my flour and how long will it keep?

Ideally flour should be kept in a sealed container in a cool dry place with stable temperature. Typically white flour has a shelf life from milling of 12 months. Wholemeal flour will be good for 6 months. More ...