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Occasional articles and notes by Andrew Whitley and Veronica Burke - and the odd guest blogger.

 

05 December 2014

Posted by in Latest Blog Posts on Dec 05, 2014 .
Can we help you?

- to find the right gift for your favourite master baker or beginner? 

Here are a few suggestions from the Bread Matters Bakeshop, starting at less than £5.  

Where there is an option to source something sustainably, we'll find it and choose it, so shopping with Bread Matters will help to reduce the environmental footprint of your Christmas presents. 

 

         Under a Fiver

At £4.95 the Bread Matters Original Sourdough Starter makes a great stocking filler. 

As easy to post and to use as a...

21 November 2014

Posted by in Latest Blog Posts on Nov 21, 2014 .
Oranges come into their own during the midst of our winter here in the UK. They are a main ingredient in two of our favourite cake recipes: navel oranges are used in the first and, unusually, boiled clementines in the second. 

The clementine cake was a new addition to the menu on breadmaking courses last winter and it’s a big hit, so here to stay. One for the gluten-free repertoire - and dairy-free if you don’t grease the tin with butter. 

I’ve included the zucchini loaf because courgettes are still appearing in veg boxes and local...

19 November 2014

Posted by in Latest News on Nov 19, 2014 .

Andrew Whitley is interviewed by Edi Stark on Radio Scotland Stark Talk. Andrew describes some of the key moments and people who inspired his passion for real bread, including a book which landed on his desk in the BBC World Service and a Russian visa officer's grandmother. 

24 August 2014

Posted by in Latest News on Aug 24, 2014 .

 

On Wednesday 10th September we are holding a Farm Walk from 16:00 to 19:00 here at Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7AZ

The event is well timed, taking place during both the Soil Association’s Organic September and the Real Bread Campaign’s Sourdough September. It includes refreshments, (including sourdough bread made from locally-grown wheat), an overview of the organic agroforestry and innovative crop research and a guided farm walk. Places are free of charge and booking is...

26 May 2014

Posted by in Latest Blog Posts on May 26, 2014 .

 a clarification from Andrew Whitley
 

On May 14th the Times Scotland reported (paywall) the launch of my new book DO SOURDOUGH – Slow bread for busy lives. In my talk at the launch at Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery on May 7th, I had listed some of the many benefits of bread made with long fermentation and the active functioning of lactic acid bacteria – sourdough, for short. I mentioned studies showing how the gluten proteins that trigger conditions such as coeliac disease can be broken down by sourdough fermentation.

I also...

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