How To Make a Sourdough Starter

how to make sourdough

Discover how to make a sourdough starter at home as the founder of Margot Bakery, Michelle Eshkeri, guides you through the process in this step-by-step guide.  Sourdough is the name given to a natural process of fermentation used most often to leaven bread and other doughs. It is an ancient process that at its most simple involves mixing flour, water More...

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10 Reasons Why Homemade Bread is Brilliant For You

Thinking about making homemade bread? Here’s 10 reasons why you should! Ah bread, it’s one of the most versatile pantry staples out there. Freshly made? You can’t beat a loaded sandwich. Toasted? Top with More...

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Top tips for making great pancakes

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How to… decorate dough

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Le Cordon Bleu’s guide to… last minute desserts

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Cinnnamon 101

Here’s a little about the delicious ingredient and five recipes to inspire your baking… Cinnamon is a sweet and aromatic spice that works just as well in sweet bakes and desserts as it does in savoury More...

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Swan Cake Tutorial

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Baking Guide to Sugar

Read our guide to sugar to find out more about which sugar should be used for which bake! With the sugar aisle bursting with varieties, knowing which to use in your baking can be hard. This guide explains their More...

chocolate collar
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How to… make a Chocolate Collar

Step-By-Step Tutorial… how to make a showstopper chocolate collar! Create a stunning chocolate collar with this easy-to-follow guide by Food Thoughts – this is a 3-tier dark chocolate sponge cake with white More...

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Guide to… Baking with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Crazy Jack Organic’s guide to… baking with dried fruit and nuts Whether it’s melt-in-the-mouth mince pies or deliciously sweet stollen, baking with dried fruit and nuts offers versatility for all your More...