Bread recipes

Sweet potato and walnut soda bread

An easy bread recipe for beginners. I love it toasted and slathered in butter with a simple vegetable soup and it’s a delicious base for a cheese and pickle sandwich.


Seeded loaf

This loaf is packed with lots of seeds and wholegrain flours, yet is surprisingly light. It’s perfect for sandwiches and addictive as toast


Praline Danish pastries

Think buttery, flaky pastry filled with crunchy almond praline. The caramel melts and oozes out of the pastry when they bake creating perfect little crunchy corners.


Simple white bread rolls

Did you attend a Big Lunch this weekend? Thanks to the communal outside space where we live, it was pretty straight forward to organise our ‘street party’. Our neighbours simply pitched up with food and drink, and what food and drink it was too. Homemade burgers, potato salad, punch, beautiful mini meringues with whipped cream […]



Focaccia is the first bread I ever made from scratch. Doused in olive oil with a thin crust of sea salt flakes – its and impressive and easy bread to make. Then we get into the realm of flavourings. I used to work on a bread stall at a farmers’ market and among the fabulous […]



As you’ve probably noticed we love making bread and (usually) bake a loaf every week. Getting a proper sourdough starter going has long been on my foodie list of things to do. It seems almost magical to be able to make a loaf of bread from just flour and water. To make make proper sourdough, […]


Potato Bread

I’ve written about potato bread before (here), but that was almost a year ago and I was inspired to mention it again after baking some this weekend. Since last year, we have (on and off) had a pretty much continuous supply of potato bread, sometimes we use a little rye or spelt flour to give […]


Simple flatbreads

In the some of the larger Asian or continental shops, you can get some lovely big, soft flatbreads, I love them, so much better than pitta breads and used in much the same way. I like them with spicy chickpea cakes, or as really easy pizzas. So, today, off I went to get some to […]


Potato Bread

We’ve been making our own bread recently, not even with a breadmaker (which I happen to have tucked away in some dark corner), just old fashioned mixing in a bowl, a bit of kneading, some proving here a spot of baking there and you’re left with a delicious loaf of bread. And believe me, it […]


Super Easy Soda Bread Recipe

I made this bread to go with an amazing fish stew that my friend Kat and I made. We made it out of desperation really, as it was late on a Sunday and there was nowhere decent to buy bread. Anyway, the point of the story is that this took less than a hour from […]