Baking Bread

Baking bread is a lifetime learning curve. There are so many different types of bread, different techniques and varying kit to cook in.

I find making bread very relaxing and I really enjoy the ambition of trying to perfect each type of bread. It doesn’t always work and there is a lot of head scratching when it doesn’t go right. Practice is the key and understanding the science behind bread making.

I’ll never claim to be a master baker and I still have a lot to learn, but I’m improving each time I bake. The added joy for me is cooking bread outside in my woodfired oven. Starting the fire in the lower oven; getting the top oven up to temperature; watching the bread rise through the glass door in the top oven and smelling the aroma of baking bread – pure magic!


Although I search all over the internet for baking support and inspiration I have to thank Paul Hollywood for getting me started. I would highly recommend his books to get started in baking.

Thanks to Alfa Pizza for creating possibly the best domestic woodfired oven that covers barbecuing with an amazing baking and roasting oven. #duetto