9 Things You Really Knead to Know

Breadmaking, ancient craft as it is, can seem veiled in mystery and, after a succession of failed attempts by ourselves, as if it’s the sacred domain of an enigmatic, patiently skilful few. But, hey, even they had to start somewhere, those journeywomen and men, so let’s make a start here, now, together. REAL BREAD. IT’S…

Why You Think Your Bread is Rubbish (and the instant fix, probs)

The Moroccans seal the lids on their tagines with this mixture, infant school kids use this to knock up an improv glue – flour and water, mix ‘em together and much stickiness results. Splodge, plop, gloop. We all know this, almost intuitively perhaps, so what is it that makes us forget? Take out your bread…