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Behind Brilliant Bread

Behind Brilliant Bread

This article was originally published in Shetland Life magazine and was written upon receiving my first copy of “Brilliant Bread” Writing a book not long after finding yourself churned from a reality television show, you come to expect a standard set of questions from tabloid journalists: “Has your life changed? How long did it take […]

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Focaccia

Focaccia

UPDATE! Check out this awesome video for a comprehensive guide. For the full recipe, see down the bottom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh5WLi0kYWo Hullo everyone! One question I get asked most often by those who have got my book is: “what recipe should I start with??” Usually, what I suggest tends to vary depending on my mood. But the most […]

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Bread Beckons

Bread Beckons

Last night’s GBBO4 debut brought back some memories. The initial exhilaration at meeting Mel and Sue. Memories of the massive marquee and the hundreds of insects that would congregate in the peaks of its rolling ceiling. And memories of the intense nausea brought on by faltering self-control in the face of unlimited cake and its […]

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Mars Bar Macarons

Mars Bar Macarons

So, this is the first blog in a while. But I’m going to get back into it. Whilst I’ve been quiet here and on the twittersphere, I’ve been busy polishing off a book, writing plenty of recipe columns for the Sunday Mail (note: not associated with the Daily Mail) and trying to learn lots of […]

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BakeryBits Bread Baking Kit Giveaway

Yet another corporate sell out having to resort to free giveaways to generate traffic for his blog? No, actually. This is something I’ve been working personally to organise for a while. The unadulterated truth is that for getting professional bread baking results at home, there is only one place I get my bread stuff: BakeryBits. […]

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Christmas Mincemeat Tarte Tatin

Christmas Mincemeat Tarte Tatin

Let’s face it: Christmas should be care-free. It should be for curling up near something warm with a hot and spicy mug of mull. Is it ever? I’ll concede that when it comes to baking and Christmas, sometimes it’s really worth making the effort. Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, panettone… I wouldn’t ever rush them. As […]

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