Bread really is easy to make, as long as you follow a few simple rules. Get it right and you'll never look back - or want to eat shop-bought loaves again!
Based on the Mediterranean salad, fattoush, this may sound unusual but go on, give it a try! We are confident you'll fall for its gutsy, robust flavours and textures. Great with barbecue food, or summery chicken and meat.
What could be easier than this delightful bread, which can also be made as a gluten-free version? Serve it with soup, lunch dishes or on its own, liberally slathered with butter.
Popular in the South of France, this lovely pizza-type recipe draws a lot of its inspiration from nearby Italy. You can easily ring the changes with the topping, too, for a great lunch or supper dish.
What could be better than home-made bread, especially when it's crammed with the flavours of cheese, potatoes, fresh sage and caramelised onions. We are confident this will soon become one of your favourites!
The poet Pam Ayres once said, when describing her home-made wholemeal bread, that it was like 'biting into a cornfield', and that's it – the very best description I've ever come across.
Don't make this if you are on a diet – it's so wonderful that it's impossible to stop eating it. It's also great for a packed lunch or journey because you've got the bread and cheese all in one. It must also be the quickest, easiest home-made bread.
I think one of God's greatest gifts to man is good cheese, and it deserves good bread to go with it. This chunky, slightly sweet bread goes extremely well with a sharp, vigorous Cheddar, fresh goats' cheese or Cashel Blue. It also freezes very well.
A good, old-fashioned, English, white, crusty loaf, soft inside and lightly textured, is still hard to beat – it's my own favourite for soldiers to go with softly boiled eggs, and the next day or the day after it always makes divine toast. Made eithe
This recipe is simplicity itself, but it has a wonderful combination of flavours and a very crunchy texture.
What could be easier? Just choose some meats, cheese, pickles and bread for a feast full of Italian flavour!
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