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 . . .
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 . . .
Here’s another Sourdough Bread recipe . . .
Stale bread to use up? . . .
More bread recipes and recipes for using up leftover bread will appear here during the coming months.