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