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Blessed are the Cheesemakers
Caerfai Farm Cheddar and Caerphilly Historically, cheese making dates back at least 5000 years.  No one can be sure exactly how it came into being but most theories suggest that it began with our discovery that animals could be milked.  Who that person was ...
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Patisson and Basil Bread Anyone who has grown squash of any kind knows how quickly they can grow and how soon you have a glut and need to think of interesting things to do with them. Patty Pan My patty pans came through about two weeks ago and I've been lov...
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Ciabatta Matters
Imagine the
scene…. A 19 th century Italian olive farmer in Puglia has finished his morning’s work in
the grove and takes a rest under a tree for his lunch.  He unwraps the cloth to reveal a crusty loaf
of ciabatta stuffed with creamy soft cheese, ripe toma...
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Khorasan. A bread of biblical status
Also called
‘Camel’s Tooth’, ‘King Tut’s Wheat’ or the ‘Prophet’s Wheat’, Khorasan is a
grain shrouded in mystery and legend. Among
Turkish farmers who still grow this ancient wheat, there is a rumour that
Khorasan is the wheat that Noah took on the ark. Ma...
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Unleash the Yeast!
Ladies and
Gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to   Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.  You
want to make bread?  You need to get to know her a little. Saccharomyces Cerevisiae I say 'her'
for a good reason.  Let me paint you a picture; millions of years ago when
th...
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Let’s do vegan bread and support Animal Balance!
With a Rye Smile… My friend
Emma from Animal Balance asked me to do a post on vegan bread.  It’s actually very simple, I substituted the
butter for sunflower oil and we’re done. 
Vegan friendly. I made sure
there is a liberal amount of seeds on the top so s...
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Orange and Almond Cake
Sweet and
sticky with a beautiful nutty flavour laced with orange and cinnamon.  This is a really impressive cake which simply
develops the basic sponge recipe and elevates it to a massive crowd pleaser.  Orange and almond is a great combination
and has a r...
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A Highland Wedding Tradition - Shortbread.
My friend and housemate from Ballymaloe Cookery School, Katie, is getting married this Saturday.  I am absolutely bummed that I can't be there, so I wanted to research and dedicate a post to Katie and her groom, Nick wishing them joy and happiness from thei...
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Gorgeous and with a surprising history.  Enjoy.
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Ciabatta Matters
Imagine the
scene…. A 19 th century Italian olive farmer in Puglia has finished his morning’s work in
the grove and takes a rest under a tree for his lunch.  He unwraps the cloth to reveal a crusty loaf
of ciabatta stuffed with creamy soft cheese, ripe toma...
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