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Recipes for yeasted baking, breads, rolls, buns, brioche and yeasted pastries

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Brioche à Tête

A while back I made some Brioche, from a Paul Hollywood recipe, it turned out very well indeed, as you can see here. Today I decided that I would use the same recipe to try to make some Brioche à Tête, which are rolls, with a little ‘head’ on them.   I did check out some […]

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Chelsea Buns

Chelsea Buns are a lovely, fruit-filled bread, traditionally baked close together so that they join up in baking. I read lots of recipes before deciding what ingredients to use.  Some use mixed dried fruit, others sultanas, raisin, apricots, cherries and any number of other fruits.  I eventually decided to try to make something that resembled […]

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Soft White Rolls

As it is Christmas time I thought I wouldn’t be baking for a week or so, but I had the urge.  At first I was going to try to make some pretzels, but having read the recipes I decided that was just too much work for today.  So I opted to make some soft white […]

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Spiced Teacake

A lovely treat is a toasted teacake, with lashings of butter, all washed down with a cup of tea.  I looked around for a recipe, and found several that looked promising.  The one I settled of was on the BBC Food website, courtesy of The Hairy Bikers.  I just want to comment on that site, […]

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Scandinavian Cinnamon Buns

There is nothing quite like the smell of cinnamon as it is being baked.  The aroma really whets the appetite. So I hunted around for some nice bunsrecipes and found one for a Scandinavian type bun in The Guardian .  The article actually goes into detail about several different recipes they tried, and then provides, what […]

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Crusty Cob Loaf

To go with yesterday’s Cauliflower Soup I decided on Paul Hollywood’s recipe, on BBC Food website.  This is a white loaf with a hard crust on the outside.   I watched a video of Paul making the loaf and read the recipe. It didn’t give any indication that this would work well in a stand […]

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Cheese Scones – Quick & Easy

As a bit of a savoury bake today I have made cheese scones.  I don’t actually enjoy cooked cheese, but a scone is fine, as it will be eaten cold, and there is not too much cheese in it.  It is melted cheese like on pizza and in things like lasagne which I find so […]

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Brioche

I had never tried Brioche, knowingly at least, so thought I would have a go and making some.  It is an enriched dough, and is supposed to be very light indeed.  It is also very heavy on eggs and butter, and sweetened somewhat by a little sugar. For my bake I decided upon a Paul […]

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Iced Buns or Iced Fingers

This recipe is one of my favourites, not too sweet, and quite simple, but deliciously nice.  Eating an iced bun, reminds me of a TV ad from years ago, where the actor would eat a cream cake and say ‘naughty, but nice’.  That is just how I feel about these buns. The recipe I used […]