Our Daily Bread

Artisan bread recipes for your daily consumption.

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[Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.”

Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher, The Art of Eating 

ITALIAN PICORINO ROMANO CHEESE & HERB BREAD

For several occasions to date, I've tried a method of baking bread which seems to be working very well now. Using a biga made within a couple of hours and autolysis of the flour in this same period, then incorporation them both into a dough, seems to work very well...

GREEN OLIVES AND ROSEMARY BREAD

Spanish pitted Queen olives with fresh rosemary bread. I used 1 1/2 tsp dried yeast; 100g water and 100g King Arthur's Unbleached bread flour. Mixed these and left it at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours. Then added 400g flour; 230g water and 1 1/2 tsp sea salt. Knead...

GRUYERE CHEESE, GREEN OLIVE AND FENNEL BREAD

Ingredients:200gm French GruyereCheese, chopped into small cubes.110 to 120 gm half sliced green Greek olives, chopped225 gm Levain starter 100% hydration255 gm filtered water370 gm Unbleached bread flour90 gm Semonila (duram) flour7 gm Olive oil7 gm fine sugar11gm...

CARAMELISED FENNEL AND GRUYERE CHEESE BREAD

I have been baking Gruyere cheese bread with green or black olives, incorporating freshly chopped rosemary leaves and grounded black pepper corns. These are super delicious breads! Since I have extra Gruyere cheese as left overs, I thought for the next bake I would...

MY FOCCACIA

Foccacia is another of my favourite breads. It's savory and fast to make. But as I like this bread to be a little more aromatic, the addition of herbs gives it a definite 'lift'. The recipe is formulated to fill a 16 x 12 inch tray which you can easily get at the...

NO KNEAD OLIVE BREAD

I've made Olive bread many times before. It's almost like one of our staple breads besides plain crusty white; poppy seed; herb bread; cheddar cheese; walnut and raisins. There are many recipes for Olive bread, but since the introduction of Jim Lahey's "No Knead...