Malta is famed as serving some of the best bread in the world. The use of a ‘Tinsila’ a piece of yesterday’s old dough, is used as a starter, much in the same way as for sourdough. Here’s my take on their classic.
Fool proof sourdough which is the basis for any loaf to then experiment with flavours
Super Soft and fluffy white milk loaf - Makes 1 large loaf
Chewy on the inside and a great crust on the outside. Topped with poppyseeds. Uses a mixer and dough hook for ease. We love ours filled with smoked salmon and cream cheese!
This recipe uses a tangzhong, which is basically a roux you make up from the flour and water (or milk) from your quantities you would use in the recipe. Added to a dough, once cooled, it makes the crumb very soft and pillowy, and also extends the shelf life.
A softer, lightly sweetened take on sourdough for sandwiches and toast
much less hassle, fewer instructions, but great sourdough...
Savoury bread at it's finest, the cheese gives it an indulgent flavour while the pepper offers relief and a touch of spice. Great as bread, great as toast just bake one.
Pillow soft floury white baps, great oven spring. Try them and you'll never go back to shop bought.
A pure white wheat loaf made with white wheat sourdough. Very simple recipe although it will need more time for the sourdough starter and the dough to grow compared to rye.
Delicious white sourdough
Crisp crust with a beautiful soft crumb. Perfect for sandwiches and delicious mini loaves to go with soup
The look and taste is tantalising - Sandwich bread with Sourdough Dough - Your sandwich will taste lovely
White sourdough boule
A chilli/cheese/onion flavoured wholemeal bread, with a rich cheesy crust. Light in texture, and if a stronger flavour is preferred, hotter chilli’s can be substituted! It is a modified 50:50 wholemeal loaf recipe which uses a (Panasonic SD-2500) bread machine for much of the work.
Really cute Pumpkin Rolls, perfect for autumn
Makes two delicious loaves with soft chewy open crumb, will take the majority of the day, and is quite slack (high hydration) so beginners beware!
Pretzl style white rolls
The best white toast is crisp on the outside but warm and flavoursome on the inside. This is the secret to perfect crunchy toast, every time - thanks to the spelt.
An extremely easy to make, hot or cool, tear-apart, cummin-seed and tomato leavened bread that goes well with dips, mezzo-style mains or on its own. Think cumin-spiced focaccia!
Soft, fluffy and delicious challah recipe
Sunday morning treat of freshly baked country sourdough loaf inspired by Tartine using Shipton Mill and a starter that originated in San Fransisco and got to us via Coomeshead farm bread making workshop ... we haven’t brought bread for over 5 years ...
This loaf provides a slice of love and happiness. Its golden colour is due to Saffron, which not only radiates sunshine but is super healthy, containing antioxidants, whose antidepressant properties protects brain cells and improves inflammation. The honey gives a glorious depth of sweetness. The classic bloomer shape and distinctive markings emits slashes of splendid yellow contrasting with the white floury exterior. You can’t help but smile when you see it. Divine with cheese and makes a heavenly bread and butter pudding.
This bread is absolutely delicious! You will have to force yourself to put the loaf down! it's also very easy to do. My first attempt was a 100% success.
Simple white sour dough loaf
This is a sour dough cheat, tasting enough like the real thing that it slows down the two-legged mice living with me who prefer and wolf down "normal" bread.
An unusual bread full of flavour. This bread makes delicious cheese on toast
Light crust with soft texture ..very Moorish..
Easy and tasty
Amazing white bread that you cannot leave alone!! Will make 2 good sized loafs, or numerous white rolls if wanted. I normally cook one loaf on the day and after the second rise place 2nd shaped bread in the fridge overnight, and after leaving at room temp for an hour or two, cook in same way.
So Quick, So Easy, So Simple! Perfect For Duck Egg On Toast!
An excellent loaf for slicing and freezing made with white and wholegrain flours.
Large white and spelt sourdough feeds the family for about... half a day
Great recipe for a first time baker!
75% hydration sourdough loaf with white flour and a rye starter.
A half seeded, half white, everyday loaf.
Rustic crusty white loaf with almost no kneading
A lovely white sourdough loaf for everyday eating
Using Stoneground Canadian Wholemeal and unbleached no.4 this bread is both Rich and deep flavours.
The small amount of wholemeal in the starter gives the crumb a lovely colour. Wait as the loaf cools and listen to it sing. This loaf freezes well, as you can see from the picture. Enjoy
Tasty and very airy
lovely chewy and full of flavour
These Super Soft and large Scottish Floury rolls are amazing and delicious with all your Favourites from Bacon to Jams or marmalade, Cheese and onion and much more let your mind go wild
A gloriously soft roll with a light, chewy crust; simple, yet versatile recipe.
Delicious, chewy, crunchy & full of flavour sourdough loaf. My go-to recipe!
A lovely bread with a sourdough texture but with out the sourness! Easy peasy to make.
Soft, fluffy & crispy focaccia. Add your favourite flavours and toppings as you wish. Simple & easy!
crusty baguettes - ideal for making garlic bread.
If you've always wanted to make sourdough but are afraid to try, this is the recipe for you! Because of its high hydration, this loaf is simple to make with a hand-held mixer and dough hooks. It uses only the simplest ingredients (flour, salt and water) and tastes delicious. The texture is chewy and the crust is crisp. It smells delectable when it comes out of the oven. The recipe is adapted from Sam & Sam Clark's fabulous book, Moro: The Cookbook.
Lightly sweetened bread with a firm crisp crust, very good with strong cheese. .
Simply the best - a simple dough for fussy eaters that looks attractive
This is my perfect sourdough recipe, it makes always perfect loaf and you can add additional flavours between stretch and fold process. The crust is crunchy and soft white airy bread inside, the flavour is delicious, with or without olives.
Makes a good looking and good tasting loaf. Lovely fresh and just as lovely toasted. If you didn't know, you wouldn't suspect a thing!
White bloomer recipe
Begin at 7pm. Leave it for night. Form at 8:00 am, bake at 9:15 and at 10am you're bread is ready.
Tasty and crispy sourdough loaf
Crusty and soft oerfect for sandwiches and toast
Basic White Loaf, Easy and Tasty After an enforced break from regular baking and having run out of stock I decided to try a different Flour (French White Flour - Type 55 (102)) to my usual. The results have inspired me to share this simplest of recipes.
Crunchy almost white loaf that is a doddle to make
Crisp French Style Baguettes
Tasty slow rise sourdough loaf
Light & Airy, Crispy White Sourdough Loaf
A vibrant purple bread bursting with good flavours and good nutrition.
Light and airy baguesttes with a lovely crispy crust
Produce the most delicious sourdough bread every single time!
After many years of prevarication, I finally succumbed to the pull of sour dough! This recipe is very straightforward to make sour dough, the only thing you need is time for proving! This recipe uses the 'sponge' method. This recipe is certainly not mine, it comes from the River Cottage Bread book. If you want a good general introduction to bread making, of all types, this book is a fantastic place to start. This bread takes about 36 hours to make. You will have to make a sour dough 'starter', which, if you have not got one already, needs to be started a week before this recipe. This sounds a lot of time and hassle, but once your starter' is going, it really is no trouble at all. I used the starter recipe from the River Cottage bread book. The starter 'recipe' is included at the bottom of the recipe.
This is a bread that I have been making for a few years now and have arrived at this recipe by experimentation. The quantities of onion and thyme seem to work OK but can be varied to suit personal taste. For some reason unknown to me, I find this bread does actually keep fresh for a day or two longer than a basic bread, although the aroma of the onions and thyme make it so appetising to me that it rarely has chance to go stale.
A good combination of tea and bread. Make 8
White loaf - soft on the inside and crusty shell (baked in Lekue bread baker)
A very simple baguette recipe that gives delicious results every time. Can also be used for crispy rolls. I now use the same recipe for crusty white loaves. My granddaughter, who is intolerant of shop-bought wheat products demolishes large quantities of loaves and rolls with no adverse reaction.
"We've run out of bread"! I came up with this as a quick loaf recipe for whenever the call came ( usually at seven in the evening ). It's not intended to be high end bread but it still better than most supermarket white wheat based bread substitutes.
Simple but very effective white bread recipe for loaves,French sticks and rolls
... et voila!
Makes two cob loaves with a crackle glaze (sometimes called tiger bread). This is a 50:50 white and wholemeal standard bread recipe with a tangy crunch to the crust
75% hydration sourdough baguettes. They are airy but chewy and elastic. They develop a lot of flavour (non-sour) from the long cold levain fermentation. Still learning, but very pleased with the results.
Crusty bloomer with soft white centre. Perfect for sandwiches
A lovely light white sourdough loaf with a good crust made using a wheat leven so it has a very small proportion of wheat in it. I have been making this for myself for a few months now and I find that although I am intolerant of wheat I can eat this regularly.
In January, I married a French man. He has been living in London for almost 6 years now, and sorely misses baguettes. Our London flat’s little oven is too small to bake full-sized baguettes, so I’ve been developing a “half-pint” version that fits inside, while capturing the characteristics we love in baguettes. The “grillette” is: 1/ Crusty, in our case a deep golden brown, grilled, sometimes burnt in places… hence the name “grillette”! 2/ Airy, big holes, light. 3/ Slightly salted. The right amount is critical. Those holes come from a long, slow rise. The recipe takes time but entails very little hands-on work, and you will finish with an irresistable partner for butter and cheese.
Twisted and plaited crown shaped loaf flavoured with a smooth damson purée jam, made using an overnight sponge.
A soft and crusty spelt loaf - 50:50 with white flour. My grandchildren say that this is the tastiest bread in the world (though they are biased!). This loaf uses a Spelt Poolish preferment to give added flavour.
This is a variation on the sourdough bread recipe taught at the E5 Bakehouse bread master class in Hackney, London. A very moist dough with a great open crumb and superb crust. Best made using a regular stretch and fold method with wet hands each time, plus a slow overnight proving in the fridge to give the bread its open crumb and depth of flavour. The cold proofing also helps the dough hold its shape while transferring from the bowl via the peel to the oven. (Don’t worry about putting straight into the oven from the fridge. If the oven is at max heat - approx. 250c - then it will spring up beautifully.)
A tasty loaf with a pleasing texture using Italian White 00 Flour (118)
Simple soft white loaves, excellent for everyday use
Very flavored and tasty bread, made with flour, black tea water ferment and salt
Easy to remember recipe for a classic bread....crisp crust, slightly chewy centre...fabulous toasted and covered in butter !
Golden poached bread rolls
A satisfying lunch treat, a hearty Focaccia with toppings. Feeds 1–4 ;)
This is a recipe for making four French Baguettes, it sounds complicated but when you get used to making it, it is in fact easy and less time consuming. It is a variation of several recipes I have found and tastes wonderful
Soft White Sandwich Loaf
Very easy, always successful, white bread with good crumb and good taste
Basic recipe for bread making machine.
This is a basic cold-proofed white bread baked in a tin and suitable for making sandwiches (prawn, smoked salmon, cream-stewed chantarelles, cheese) or e.g. serving with jam or honey. This is a baseline recipe and method that is easy to use and on which you can base further experiments, e.g. developing herbal bread types.
I know white bread is frowned on but as someone who loves any kind of bread, I love this white crispy loaf made with Shipton Mills's Canadian strong bread flour
From mixing to baked in less than 2 hours, this fool-proof recipe can be used to make white or wholemeal bread and is my 'relaxing after a hard day's work' loaf!
A taste of France! The picture of a 'croquet monsieur' in 'Dough' (Richard Bertinet) is so mouth watering that I had to make it. It's a posh cheese and ham sarnie, baked with ham, béchamel sauce and topped with grated gruyere cheese. A very fine and delicious combination. Pain de mie is a fragrant and different loaf which makes a welcome addition to bread making. Perfect for toasting too. You'll see from the picture that I made 2 loaves. The top crust on the loaf on the left is slightly crooked. I knocked the weighted tray in the oven! It didn't make a difference to the taste and lets face it... once it's sliced, who's to know? This recipe is quick to make because of the high quantity of yeast. Again, a welcome change to my usual 24 hour fridge fermentation.
Great tasting and smelling bread, brilliant with bacon or marmalade.
Lovely crusty white bread
Having tried a great number of the ciabatta recipes and methods available on various UK food and tv sites I was never quite happy with the results .. until now
This is a tried and tested loaf, it never fails us. We also play around with the flours, sometimes we add less white and more Organic Light Malt house Flour.
A sourdough loaf that is mainly white flour but with wholemeal additions to give flavour. These loaves have been devoured by recipients, even children as young as 3.
Easy daily white spelt loaf for your bread maker with wonderful crust, without any added sugar or dairy, easy to cut thin for sandwiches, cut it thick for lovely toast.
A tasty sourdough that's great for toast, with soups and just buttered!
I made this when I had run out of every flour but Type '00', and needed to make a loaf. It turned out really well...
When thinking about delicious sandwiches, including the bread in the overall sense of the desired taste rather than just using plain boring bread can lead to amazing results. We are currently experimenting with savoury and sometimes very spicy bread types. This is a very simple bread which works well with e.g. most cheeses, egg salad and some types of pâté. Anybody, who has ever baked a bread, can make this with excellent results.
Perfect breakfast bread, soft, buttery and with chocolate chips. What's not to like?
Italian biga acida/sour dough, using Italian '00' flour and strong bread flour. Based on a recipe from Dan Lepard and Richard Whittington 'Exceptional Breads'. The original recipe called for the inclusion of honey which made the bread too sweet for my taste. I have made this without honey and it works well and suited better to my personal taste. I replaced the wholemeal with spelt and used strong Canadian bread flour. Allow 5 days to make this bread. On the day of baking it could take up to 8 hours from the first kneading until the loaves are ready to go in the oven.
Delicious Rustic Homemade Bread
Easy sourdough prepared in mixer in 10 min
This recipe makes two loaves and involves very little hands-on time. It just uses great quality flour and slow fermentation to create an outstanding flavour and texture! More importantly it has just three ingredients and is free from any chemicals, additives and improvers typically found in mass produced supermarket bread! This recipe is for your life, not shelf life!!
A good loaf
This sourdough bread includes 10% spelt flour and seeds, which give it a great flavour while keeping the crumb texture pretty light. Also excellent toasted, on the second or third day!
These are simple to make. The egg and sugar give them a fluffy richness which goes particularly well with strong savoury flavours like burgers, sausages or cheese.
This is a variation on Richard Bertinet's Bacon and Red onion bread but uses smoked cheese (thus suitable for some vegetarians) and is fortified with sourdough batter. It makes lovely toast and would be great with a hearty soup.
A delicious crispy outside and soft bread to go with pasta, salad or cheese or anything! Made easy using the bread maker.
This is my everyday loaf because its delicious with a great texture and flavour but also a nice easy recipe.
Simple, natural and healthy loaf of bread
Crusty Rolls with Sourdough starter for Flavour and Crunchy crust rather than a leaven
This recipe is for a super tastey, seedy, crusty soft bloomer - delicious with just butter, preferably consumed on the patio with a cup of coffee!
Sweet, delicate texture. Good for sandwitches
This wonderful Sourdough loaf is really crispy and has a lovely subtle nutty flavour.
This is a delicious open-crumb white loaf, made with a poolish and a wet dough, and includes wholemeal and rye for extra flavour
This is the recipe that got me to ditch the bread maker and make my bread by hand. Thanks Nigel Slater! No mystery or complicated processes, just a delicious, crusty white loaf that smelled and tasted glorious.
An easy sourdough bread
A delicious loaf in 10 minutes (if you ignore the waiting and the cooking time!), great for busy people.
A great crusty loaf with aerated chewy crumb.
A slightly sweet loaf with the lovely taste of chestnut flour. Great toasted with blackberry jam! Makes one loaf of around 600g (but I've included baker's percentages if you want to make a different-sized loaf.
A fabulous recipe from local food writer and guest blogger Monica Shaw of Smarter Fitter using our brand new Seeded White Organic Flour.
Seeded white loaf in bread maker
This recipe is our interpretation of the Huffers that we first encountered at the White Hart pub, Great Saling, Essex, in the 1980’s. They are delicious filled with cheese, prawn, sausage or ham.
Panasonic breadmaker - medium loaf (400g)
Makes 5-6/ Prep 3 hours/ Bake 10-12 minutes
A basic white loaf using Toasted Kibbled Soya to add protein and give a unique texture.
A light white bread perfect with soups or in a sandwich
keeps well and delicious toasted
A hearty loaf sweetened with honey.
Great tear and share loaf
This is an easy recipe for a classic crusty white loaf. The ingredients are for a single loaf, so you might want to double up and make a couple.
Pot baking offers a very different approach to baking. It is a simple, low-input method that produces excellent results. Give it a try and your baking just may be transformed!
Pot baking offers a very different approach to baking. It is a simple, low-input method that produces excellent results. Give it a try and your baking just may be transformed!
A large, crusty white loaf with loads of flavour
This is white-ish or slightly brown/freckled as the recipe employs the 100% wholemeal leaven. This is a great combination and gives good colour while still being clearly a white loaf.
Of the various white loaves we've tried over the years this is the best. It also happens to toast wonderfully.
This recipe is our family's basic bread. Made every Sunday and Wednesday in a batch sufficient to satisfy demand