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Use Your Loaf

What is really in YOUR daily bread and why?

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

See more on the Use Your Loaf Facebook Page.

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?

Have a go at making your own bread . . .

 . . . then you will know what’s in it!

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

 

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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
 

More bread recipes and recipes for using up leftover bread will appear here during the coming months.



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      Get ready for Real Bread Week

      Between 6 and 14 May 2017, bakeries and baking schools around the globe will be leading a farinaceous frenzy of fougasse formation. In French cuisine, fougasse is a type of bread typically associated with Provence but found (with variations) in … Continue reading

      30th Apr 2017
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      UYL – Ready for Sourdough September?

      Sourdough September is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! The Campaign is encouraging Real Bread bakers everywhere to organise their own local events and activities from 1-30 September, … Continue reading

      28th Aug 2016
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      Vegan Sourdough Pancakes

      Fancy some vegan pancakes? If you bake with sourdough you might like to try this recipe. It’s a great way to use up excess sourdough.

      9th Feb 2016
      
      	
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      UYL – Sourdough September Social

      To celebrate Sourdough September our food social this month is taking place Thursday 17th September starting 6.30pm at Bakerie, 45 Lever St, NQ, Manchester, M1 1DN. Following a very brief informal catch up on the food campaign, on with the … Continue reading

      12th Sep 2015
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      UYL – Sourdough September

      Sourdough September is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! The original method of producing leavened bread, and some people would argue still the best. Across thirty days of … Continue reading

      28th Aug 2015
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      Sourdough September Logo

      UYL – Get ready for Sourdough September

      Sourdough September is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! The Campaign is encouraging Real Bread bakers everywhere to organise their own local events and activities from 1-30 September, … Continue reading

      15th Aug 2015
      
      	
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      Use Your Loaf – Not in our bread

      Sign the Soil Association’s petition to tell major supermarkets and bread manufacturers that we don’t want glyphosate in our bread. Tests by the Defra committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) have found that as much as 30% of UK … Continue reading

      19th Jul 2015
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      Meat Free May – Bread recipes

      Concerned about what’s in your bread? Why not bake your own bread? Here’s a couple of bread recipes you can eat during Meat Free May. The first one gives a good introduction to bread making with step by step instructions, … Continue reading

      9th May 2015
      
      	
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