My Bakers Blog

A selection of articles about bread that were fun to write, hopefully you’ll enjoy reading them just as much! Learn about the difference in bread cultures and how the industry is changing across the world. For exclusively sourdough baking, view the sourdough homepage.

Latest articles:

Baking Best practices

If you are new to bread baking, or just want to brush up on a few skills? Here are plenty of “How To” articles to help you make great bread.

How long can dough be left out

How Long Can Dough Sit Out?

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Not Sure How Long To Leave Your Dough Out For? Here is your answer to the question of “How long does my dough need to rise.”
guide for new bread bakers

How Do You Make Bread?

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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.

Improve bread quality

Baking is a science, so in order to be able to make better bread understanding the fundamentals of chemistry at work is no doubt advantageous for bakers. These articles help readers to solve baking issues and make more consistent quality bread.

7 Baking Tips You’re (Probably) Getting Wrong

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Can I Use Bread Flour To Make A Cake

Can I Use Bread Flour To Make A Cake?

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Is It Possible To Use Bread Flour To Make A Cake? The answer is yes, but it should be diluted for best results. Find out how in this article!
Do I need to sift flour for bread

Should I Sift Flour For Bread?

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Is It Necessary To Sieve Flour For Bread Making? No is the short answer, but visit this page to find out when we should sieve flour for bread.
Fix Bread Burning on the Bottom

How to Fix Bread Burning on the Bottom

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Bread Burning On The Bottom Is A Common Problem Many Home Bakers Encounter. Read these tips from Gareth to fix burnt bottomed bread.
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How To Make Bread Soft

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I Reveal The Secret In How To Make Bread Soft And Fluffy. It’s a question I hear from many bakers family members, so let’s cover how it’s done!

Equipment recommendations

If you are looking for help in selecting equipment to buy, you may find it my baking equipment list. Also included in this section are guides for using various baking equipment properly.

The 12 Best Bread Baking Books

The 12 Best Bread Baking Books You Should Get

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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!

Getting the best from your oven

Full in-depth guides on sourdough bread baking, from how to get started, to how to troubleshoot any starter problems. These articles are really in-depth to give you the answer to every problem you may encounter.

The secrets of baking bread in a home oven

Secrets of Baking Bread in a Home Oven

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Wondering What Is The Secret To Baking Bread In A Home Oven? Here’s the best way to set up your oven and a troubleshooting guide for common bread oven issues.


Articles to help you set up a bakery business and why you should take the plunge.

How to fix a wet dough

How to Fix Wet Bread Doughs

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If you’ve baked bread for any period of time you’ll have no doubt encountered a sticky, wet dough. If you haven’t, you are extremely lucky. Or lying… So let’s see…

Science & Theory

Pizza Making

Pizza Baking Time

What is the Perfect Pizza Baking Time?

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Most Don’t Have The Same Equipment As Pizza Chefs, But We Can Still Enjoy A Fresh Pie! So what is the best pizza baking time in a home oven?
Can I use pizza yeast for bread

Can I use Pizza Yeast for Bread?

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Are All Yeasts The Same? Or can I use pizza yeast to make bread? Here are the benefits of using pizza yeast and how to use pizza yeast for bread.
Can pizza dough go bad

Can Pizza Dough go Bad?

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Is It Possible For Pizza Dough To Go Bad? Yes it is, but we can often rescue it unless it’s mouldy, here’s how!

Artisan Bread

Where can i buy artisan bread

Where can I Buy Artisan Bread?

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All The Info On Where To Find Artisan Bread To Buy In The UK and US. Discover where and how to identify artisan bread.
How to make artisan bread

How to make Artisan Bread

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Discover How To Get Started Making Bread At Home With This Guide On Artisan Bread. What do you need to know? What steps do you need to take? Plus a recipe!
What is artisan bread?

What Is Artisan Bread?

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What Is Artisan Bread And How Is It Different From Commercially Made Bread? I explain what all the fuss is about and how you can make artisan bread at home.

British Baking

Is Tescos Crippling Real Bread With Frozen Dough?

Is Tesco’s Crippling Real Bread?

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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.

Is TGBBO Good For The Baking Industry?

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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.

French bread

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The History Of Bread In France

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This Article Covers The History Of Bread In France. How Seriously Is Bread Quality In France? Is Artisan Bread The Only Bread?…
what makes french bread taste like french bread

What Makes French Bread Taste French

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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.
history of the french baguette

The History Of The French Baguette

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

Bread Trivia

Can I save money by making bread at home?

Is it Cheaper to Make Your Own Bread?

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Can You Make Your Own Bread And Actually Save Money? It’s certainly possible, let’s uncover the secrets to making your own bread on the cheap!
What is the best stuffing for bread

What is the Best Bread for Stuffing?

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Do You Love Homemade Stuffing? Well if you do, the choice of bread will impact how well it turns out. Read on to find out the best bread for stuffing.

Health & Lifestyle

Is sourdough bread suitable for vegans

Is Sourdough Bread Suitable for Vegans?

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Being Vegan Doesn’t Mean That Bread Is Off The Menu. Learn what makes sourdough bread suitable for vegans and how to convert a dairy recipe.