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Baking Knowledge Centre

The knowledge centre is a hub that contains many articles on bread and bread history. Mostly it's for those that enjoy a curiosity about all things bread, though you may learn some fascinating information that you may relate to your bread baking story.

I'm hoping these can help you, they have all been great fun researching and writing from my experiences. If you are bread crazy like me, you will love some of the topics in this section of the site.

The 12 Best Bread Baking Books

The 12 Best Bread Baking Books I Use Most Often!

Here Is My Run-Down Of The Top 12 Best Bread Baking Books I’ve Read. Discover which bread book I rated at number 1 and my best bread baking book for beginners!

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Banneton Tips Get Insane Results With Bread Proofing Baskets

Banneton Guide! Get Insane Results With Proofing Baskets

How To Use A Banneton Or Bread Proofing Basket Guide For The Bread Making Process At Home And Pro Bakeries. A Banneton Is An Important Tool In Artisan Baking.

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How do I increase the batch size of my recipe?

How I Increase The Batch Size Of A Bread Recipe

How To Change A Dough Recipe To Make Larger Or Smaller Amounts Of Dough. In this article, I’ll explain the baker’s formula and the common issues bakers find.

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How to add extra ingredients to bread dough

The Way To Add Seeds, Cheese, Olives, Fruit (& more) To Dough

I’m Sharing “The Easiest Way To Add Extra Ingredients To Bread Dough” So YOU can fill Your Bread with Cheese, Seeds, Nuts, Olives and plenty more additions!

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is a stand mixer better than kneading dough by hand

Is A Stand Mixer Suitable To Knead Dough?

I Created A Test To Discover If My Kenwood Stand Mixer With A Dough Hook Attachment Suitable To Knead Dough. Here’s How My Bread Came Out.

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how to pass the windowpane test

How To Easily Pass The Windowpane Test When Kneading Bread

How Much Kneading Is Required For Bread To Pass The Windowpane Test? This Guide Explains How To Get Dough To Pass The Windowpane Test And If It’s Necessary.

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How To Price Bread To Make Profit

How Much Should You Charge For A Loaf Of Bread? This Guide Explains How Much You Should Be Charging When You Start Selling Your Bread Locally.

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what is the best temperature to bake bread

What temperature should I bake bread | Awesome baking tips

Changing The Temperature You Bake Bread Will Alter Its Characteristics. Learn to use oven temperature to make better bread with this article.

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adding water to the oven to make steam

Adding Water To An Oven – Learn The Best Way To Make Steam!

Discover What’s The Secret To Adding Water In An Oven To Make A Steam Bread Oven. Plus gain a full explanation of the science behind what’s going on in the oven

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how to tell if dough is kneaded enough

Knowing When Dough Is Kneaded Enough

How To Tell When The Dough Has Been Kneaded Enough. Use The Windowpane Technique And Learn To Know How It Should Look And Feel Without!

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How I Designed A Hand Knead Technique That Rocks

How I designed a hand kneading technique that works the best I have ever use. I love this way to knead bread, here’s how and why I came up with the idea.

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French Bread vs Italian Bread – Which One Is Best?

I take a look at French bread vs Italian bread, looking at culture, baking techniques and the different styles of bread made in France and Italy

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The Autolyse Process For Bread Bakers

Autolyse Was Popularised By Raymond Calvel And Is A Popular Baking Process. Learn how it works, whether to use it with sourdough and pizza bread and more.

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Discover The Difference Between Patisserie And Viennoiserie?

What Is The Difference Between Patisserie And Viennoiserie?

Want To Discover The Difference Between Patisserie And Viennoiserie? Find Out About Patisserie And Viennoiserie Here. Real Examples Given!

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How to make more flavour in bread

How To Create More Flavour In Bread

Want To Make Bread With More Flavour? If You Are Confident In Making Basic Bread But Want To Improve A Lack Of Flavour, This Post Explains What To Do!

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bread baking tips

Can I Open The Oven Door When Baking Bread?

Is it a good idea to open the oven door when baking bread? Here’s the reason why it’s not and when you can!

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can baking bread cure anziety

Anxiety: My Baking Relief

Can Anxiety Be Cured By Baking Bread? It’s One Of The Oldest Routines But Bread Baking Can Be Fantastic For Mental Health.

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guide for new bread bakers

How Do You Make Bread?

I often get asked, how do you make bread, so I have created a detailed guide on the stages of baking bread just for beginners.

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Is Tescos Crippling Real Bread With Frozen Dough?

Is Tesco’s Crippling Real Bread?

We don’t really use frozen bread dough in UK bakeries. This article shares what is going on at Tesco’s and what the impact it may have on artisan bread.

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9 Things I Hate About (Some) Artisan Bread Bakers

Here’s the things that drive me mad about watching artisan bakers on YouTube, they is some great stuff but here is a guide of what to avoid (if you can!)

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The History Of Bread In France

This Article Covers The History Of Bread In France. How Seriously Is Bread Quality In France? Is Artisan Bread The Only Bread?…

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how quick can you learn baking bread

How Fast Can You Learn How To Bake Bread At Home

Wondering how you can pass an interview for a bread baking position? How you can find a role as a bread baker or want to learn how to bake bread at home?

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Starting A Real Home Bakery

Are You Looking To Set Up A Home Bakery? Master Baker Gareth Busby Shares His Tips And Checklist Of Equipment To Set Up A Real Home Bakery With Any Budget

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TGBBO

Is TGBBO Good For The Baking Industry?

The Great British Bake Off Amplified The Work That Artisan Bread And Cake Bakers Were Already Doing, It Has Increased The Popularity Of Baking. Is TGBBO Go.

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what makes french bread taste like french bread

What Makes French Bread Taste French

What is about french bread that gives it the french flavour, texture and aroma? We love French bread, find out what is special about it in this read.

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Top Eleven Tips For Starting Up A Bakery

These Top Eleven Tips For Starting Up A Bakery Will Help Power Your New Bakery To Success, Leave Tony Robbins At Home, This Is The Only Advice You’ll Need!

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is white bread good

Is White Bread Good For You (If It’s Artisan Made?)

It’s commonly eaten across the world by millions of people but is white bread good for us and is white bread good if it’s made by an artisan?

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history of the french baguette

The History Of The French Baguette

The French baguette is steeped in history, this article explains how it was invented and the reasons for it’s international success

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is a being a baker a good job

Is Getting A Job As A Baker Right For Me?

Thinking of getting a job as a professional baker? Here’s a guide to find out if getting a job as a baker is right for me. Discover what bread baking is really like

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Worthing Food and Drink Festival Review

How was the Worthing Food and Drink Festival 2018? Here’s my guide if you are thinking of going or to the 2019 festival. I loved it!

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owning a bakery

What It’s Like To Own A Bakery – 8 Reasons Why It Was Amazing

Discover What’s It Like To Own A Bakery, The Top 8 Reasons Why I Loved Owning a Bakery. Is Starting a Bakery a Good Idea? If you are thinking about it,,,

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A bread baker enjoying The top 15 reasons to enjoy being a professional baker

15 Reasons To Be A Professional Baker

Here’s a guide on the reasons why I enjoy being a professional baker. It’s a great job and I’m proud to be associated with such a positive industry.

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Hand knead bread dough

6 Of The Best Ways To Hand Knead Bread Dough

Here Are The Best Hand Knead Dough Techniques For Bread. Ignore Bertinet. Don’t listen to Mother. All are listed, as well as one I discovered, and it works!

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Stone to make a baking stone

Can I Save Money With A DIY Baking Stone?

Looking to make a DIY baking stone? I share my DIY baking stone struggles and reveal the do’s and don’ts of finding a suitable baking stone to bake bread

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How To Bake A Pizza In A Frying Pan 1

How To Bake A Pizza In A Frying Pan

Here’s A Guide On How To Bake A Pizza In A Frying Pan, It Was Sooo Much Fun And Great For A Wet Weekend With The Kids!!!!

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How I Get Inspired To Bake New Breads 2

How I Get Inspired To Bake New Breads

I’ve Been Told That My Bread Recipes Are Outstanding Too Many Times So I Thought I Would Share How I Come Up With The Recipes And Methods To My Breads.

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