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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. 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 . . .



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 . . .


Classic White Bread Loaf


granary loaf

Granary Bread Loaf



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 . . .


Sourdough Starter




Sourdough loaf




Sourdough Fougasse




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


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