Use Your Loaf

Use Your Loaf

5th March 2018

What is really in YOUR daily bread and why?

This campaign is all about what’s in our food, using our favourite staple – bread. Our recipes and links will help you buy and cook healthy, seasonal, ‘proper’ food.


Good shop bought bread contains anything from 3-5 ingredients… cheaper bread 10-20 + ingredients… So why the difference and what are all those ingredients doing in your bread and doing to you once you eat it?

Here’s a couple of links to source local real bread . . .

Trove

EveryBread

Why not have a go at making your own bread . . .

Use Your Loaf campaigner Chris has been busy baking . . .

Once upon a time, Chris’s home made bread was so heavy it could have been mistaken for a house brick, albeit without the frog and the letters L.B.C.!

With perseverance, practice, some good tips and learning from the occasional mistake, Chris’s bread making is much improved, so if Chris can do it  . . . no excuses . . . have a go yourself !

Chris has adapted a series of bread recipes for you to try, with step by step instructions and pictures of his efforts . . .

Bread recipes . . .

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Classic White Bread Loaf

 

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Granary Bread Loaf

 

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Emergency Breakfast Rolls

 

Sourdough Bread The sourdough method uses a combination of wild yeast and an acid-generating bacteria in place of baker’s yeast. You will need to create or obtain a sourdough starter first . . .

Ingredients

Sourdough Starter

 

 

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Sourdough loaf

 

 

 

Sourdough Fougasse

 

 

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Sourdough Chocolate Bread

 

 

Here’s another Sourdough Bread recipe . . .

Fancy some vegan pancakes?

Sourdough Pancakes

Sourdough Pancakes

 

Stale bread to use up? . . .

Bread Pudding

Bread pudding