Your amazing loaves!

It seems that my cheese and chilli/chile flake loaf has been a success! Check out all of these bakes, and these are only the ones I could capture…there was even more in amongst Instagram stories… thank you all!

Did you try it? Did you like it?? Do let me know, and do send me your photos if I’ve missed them xx

Cheese and chilli/Chile flake loaf…

If you like bread, and you like cheese, you’ll love this! Add in a bit of chilli heat, to a level of your choice, and you’ve got this loaf of joy!

In this recipe, the dough is laminated, and spread with small chunks of cheese, rolled up into a fat sausage to prove again, before baking. The cheese creates pockets of melted brilliance inside the loaf…I challenge you to eat only one slice!

This loaf was created as an oval, but will also work as a round loaf or in a large loaf tin.

Download your copy of the recipe here, print it out and keep it to go with your book:

I hope you’ll give this a go, and please do tag me if you post it online and come back and comment here and let others know how you got on…

Don’t forget to follow this blog for updates and the next bonus recipe, coming soon…happy baking!

Turning my kitchen upside down!

A shot from my first book, Whole Grain Sourdough at Home

One of the many things I’ve learned about writing my books has been about the importance of good photography, and a good photographer! I was lucky enough to be able to hand pick my photographer so I could choose James: someone local, and someone I liked – which is very necessary as you spend a lot of time together, and it gets exhausting which can test any relationship!

Luckily, James and I created a great working partnership, he quickly understood what I wanted and that I wanted the photographs in my books to look like my bread, with no tricks, no fake finishes, just my bread in all its glory, and we quickly became an efficient working team.

He arrived with lots of kit and completely took over my home, which disturbed Bob, my dog, somewhat, but it worked perfectly to be in my space, using my kitchen and all of the equipment and things that I use daily for making sourdough.

It’s not every day you have a huge camera hanging off a tripod over your main working space!

I love the photographs James has produced, and hope you do too.