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Usage guide for the Spring Oven

Without the need for additional water pots or pans, the Spring Oven enables its user to steam bread in their home oven. The product’s base has a channel…

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Netherton Foundry Iron – Care and Usage Guide

We have two re-seasoning videos to help care for your cookware Or if you prefer, read “Find out more about re-seasoning”, these are our detailed guidance notes that…

Sourdough Loaf

Basic Wholemeal Tin loaf

A versatile, open textured golden tin loaf recipe. This is a staple base recipe for budding and seasoned sourdough bakers alike. Makes 1 large loaf 500g organic stoneground…

Bean pulses for milling

Mockmill Milling Inspiration

Get some inspiration for your daily Mockmill grind with these helpful, handy videos. All videos include the entry level Mockmill 100.

Socca chickpea flatbread

Socca Chickpea Flatbread Recipe

Socca is a delicious French chickpea flatbread ideally eaten as a side dish or snack. The chickpea base contains no gluten but lots of protein. Socca is delicious…

Wheat Flour

Milling Flour at Home

Sourcing good quality flour can be an arduous task. Furthermore, it’s difficult to know what’s been added and taken out of any store-bought flour you might buy. Home…

Sourdough starter

How to create a sourdough starter

To bake great sourdough bread, you need a strong and active starter. You can buy a sourdough starter from us here but if you’d like to create your…

Wheat grain berries

Maris Wigeon Wheat Grain

In 1964 the Plant Breeding Institute (Cambridgeshire) developed the Maris Widgeon wheat grain strand. The name was taken from the HQ road. Tall wheat is susceptible to wind…

Wheat grain berries

Wheat Grain Advice & Guide

With an array of home grain mills available, milling your own flour from home is now easy. Get a grip on your grains with these helpful tips. Contents:…

Komo Grain Mill Instructions

Komo Milling Guide

Need some help with your new Komo grain mill? Here’s a handy list of what you can mill. What can you mill in a Komo grain mill? The…

Simple Sourdough Boule Recipe

A Simple Sourdough Boule Recipe

Sourdough bread. A boule is a traditional French bread, shaped like a ball. For those looking to get into sourdough baking for the first time, it’s a great…

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter Tips – Advice

Your sourdough starter is a key and crucial part of baking. A successful starter can be your gateway to an array of tasty recipes. It’s therefore vital to…

Einkorn grain berries

Einkorn Grain – Information and Advice

Origin and History Einkorn, translated from German to English, means ‘single grain’. To put it simply, this is where Einkorn wheat grain gets the name from.  Einkorn wheat…

Challenger Bread Pan - Christmas

Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Sourdough Bakers

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one who’s a sourdough aficionado? We’ve put together the definitive list of top gifts for you to choose from –…

Wheat - UK Report

UK Wheat & Barley Report 2021

A general insight into UK wheat and barley rates, first estimate reports for 2021. Key highlights Total UK wheat harvest yield reported at 14,022 thousand tonnes. Total UK…

Challenger Bread Pan Guide

Challenger Bread Pan – Advice and Usage Guide

  If you’ve just bought a Challenger bread pan, here are some helpful tips to get the best from your pan. Cast-iron is the perfect material for cooking…

Baking Steel Guide

Baking Steel – Usage Guide

You’ve bought a new baking steel — now what? The first thing to determine is if the steel has been ’Seasoned’. This refers to a protective oil coat…

Banneton proofing baskets

Banneton proofing baskets – Instructions

Plastic Bannetons Preparation of new or washed proofing baskets. First use: To avoid dough sticking to your new plastic proofing basket, you need to first apply a flour…

Baking Steel Close Up

Steel Bakeware – Care and Usage Guide

You’ve bought a new baking steel or steel bread tin – now what? The first thing to determine is if the steel has been ’Seasoned’. This refers to…

Baking steel

Introducing the UK Baking / Pizza Steel

The popularity of the baking steel, or pizza steel, is rapidly rising amongst bakers. There’s some great benefits to using one. We take a look at the pros…

Neapolitan Pizza Dough

Different Types of Pizza Dough

Want to know more about different types of pizza dough? We take you on a mouth-watering journey across Italy. Don’t forget, you can use the pizza dough calculator…

White bread loaf

White Bread Loaf Recipe

A recipe for a tasty and simple white loaf. Makes 820g dough. Ingredients 500g Strong White Flour 7g Dried Yeast 1tsp Salt 1tsp Sugar 350ml Water Oil for…

Rusted Steel

Rust – Advice for Steel and Iron Bakeware

Iron, and it’s alloy – steel, will rust when in contact with water and oxygen. When rusting occurs, a reddish by-product (iron oxide) forms on the surface layer.…

Sourdough bread proofing in a basket with visible gas bubbles. Homemade baking.

Autolyse – Baking Guide and How To

What does Autolyse mean? Autolyse is a simple method used in bread baking. It’s a term used to describe a rest period, of 20-60 minutes, after flour and…

Spelt Grain Kernels

Spelt Grain – Information and Advice

How does Spelt Grain taste? Spelt grain adds a sweet and fluffy dimension to your bake along with nutty accents. The grain is like barley – light, mild…

Sourdough Loaf - perfect for the Challenger Bread Pan

5 Tools Every Serious Bread Baker Should Consider Purchasing

Tools do not make the baker. The baker makes the tools. That’s true. But it’s also true that the best bakers use the best tools. We often get…

Bread Pans

Bread Pans – Advice and Buying Guide

Pans, cloches, vessels – we take a look at some of the options for bread bakers looking for the best pan. Pro bakers and bakeries have access to…

A Banneton

Bannetons – Advice and Guidance

What’s a Banneton? Bannetons help assist with dough shaping during the stage of proofing. Once dough has been mixed, it is commonly left to prove in a banneton.…

Fresh grain used for grinding or milling

Grain Mill Buying Guide

Want to make the jump from using store-bought flour to milling your own with a grain mill? Grain mills are becoming more popular every day for the freshness…

Mockmill Grain Mill Angles

Introducing the Mockmill 100 and 200 Models

Appearance The first thing you’ll notice about the Mockmill 100 and 200 grain mills is the minimalist design. The modernist design gives the compact grain mills a striking…

Wolfgang Mockmill Decorative Graphic

Mockmill Milling Guide

Need some help with your new Mockmill grain mill? Here’s a handy list of what you can mill and the scale to use. Milling information for Grain, Seeds…

Porcelain and Ceramic – what’s the difference?

Porcelain and ceramic are both made from clay and a popular material for bakeware and dishes. The key differences between the two are composition and how the clay…

Sourdough Recipe (Cinnamon & Raisin)

This is a fine flavoursome sourdough loaf to sink your teeth into. A sweet take on a Sourdough loaf with cinnamon accents and raisin pockets.

Pizza steel being used

Pizza Steels

A pizza steel, or baking steel, is a baking tool rightly growing in popularity. Pizza Steel Method The steel is placed in an oven to heat up. The…

Challenger Bread Pan - DeliverDeli

What can you bake in the Challenger Bread Pan?

This rounded cast iron vessel will lend itself to a range of bread baking applications. From sourdough to baguette, we check out some types.

Emile Henry Pizza Stone Ridged with Pizza

Pizza Stone: Buying Guide

When buying a pizza stone, what are the key considerations you need to think about? What material should I choose? Who makes the best pizza stones? Can I…

Caramel Flan

Caramel Flan Recipe

This lucious Crème delicacy is simple to make and a delicious treat. The flan is a custard variant, similar to a Crème brûlée.

Emile Henry Pizza Stone on a table

Ceramic – Care and Usage Guide

Ceramic stoneware (usually derived from clay) is a common material choice for baking tools, pans, pizza stones and cloches. The first use is thought to be 9,000 BC,…

Challenger bread pan in a kitchen

Cast and Spun Iron – Care and Usage Guide

Cast iron is commonly used in bakeware. The material is pretty much indestructible and the go-to choice for pans and skillets in domestic and commercial kitchens alike. It…

Emile Henry Bakeware Logo

A short history of Emile Henry Bakeware

Emile Henry bakeware is a brand with long and rich traditions. In 1848 a young potter, from Burgundy, named Jacques Henry discovered a keen interest in ceramics. In…

Baking Glossary

Bread Flour Strong bread flour is a common term used to describe a type of flour that is rich in protein. The airated bubbles in bread and sourdough…

Emile Henry Pizza Stone Ridged with Pizza

How to use the Emile Henry pizza stone

Step 1. Put the Emile Henry pizza stone on the bottom shelf in your oven, while it’s cold. Step 2. Preheat your oven with the stone still inside…

Sourdough bread proofing in a basket with visible gas bubbles. Homemade baking.

A guide to dough proofing

What is Proofing? Proofing is a term used to describe a stage in baking that relates to yeast. Typically, and following the working of, dough is left to…

Pizza Dough Proving

The Perfect Pizza Dough

Makes: 2 Large Pizza Bases Ingredients: 500g of Strong White Flour (12% protein content or higher) 1 teaspoon of salt 7g of instant dried yeast 225ml of warm…

Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer - DeliverDeli

Introducing the Brod and Taylor Folding Proofer.

If you’re a baker, then you no doubt know full well how important accurate dough proving is. A radiator or airing cupboard can do the job, but there…

Challenger Bread Pan - DeliverDeli

Introducing the Challenger Bread Pan

The Challenger bread pan has a very strong following in baking circles. The pan, which is set in cast iron, is a lasting thing of beauty. What separates…

Steel Bread Tin

Should you use a lid on your Bread Tin?

The purpose of a bread tin lid is to restrict and shape the rise. The lid contains the rising dough within, contributing to a perfectly cube shaped loaf.…

How to clean your steel bread tins.

Wash your steel bread tins sparingly to build up a protective seal. For first-time use, wash gently in warm soapy water and dry in a cooling oven or…