Author Archives: Scotland The Bread

Doughlicious’ Seeded Wheat Sourdough

Thanks go to Liz Grieve of Doughlicious for this recipe. Liz suggests one loaf is made to gift, saying: “Gifting a loaf introduces people to good bread and maybe encourage people to start making a loaf of bread.” Liz Grieve started the Doughlicious Bread Club in January 2019 with the vision of making bread-making accessible […]

Pete’s Overnight ‘Soordough’ Pizza

Photo credit High Rise Bakers Our thanks to Pete from High Rise Bakers for this recipe. High Rise Bakers’ vision is to bring tasty, nutritious, affordable bread to the Gorbals in Glasgow, made by people living in Gorbals. It’s part of Bridging the Gap, a local community project serving the Gorbals area that aims to […]

Welcoming summer and bread: Salmorejo recipe

Many thanks to our supporter Nuria Cabellos González for sharing this summer recipe with us, for Salmorejo soup made with bread and tomatoes. Like her wintry migas, it’s another way to rejuvenate an elderly loaf.   Summer having just started, I would like to welcome the new season by drawing a parallel to the welcoming […]

Flour to the People: a look back at the project

Image from Summerhill Community Centre Report by Project Coordinator Lyndsay Cochrane The ‘Flour to the People’ project aimed to work alongside community food hubs and bakers to make Scotland The Bread’s nutritious flour, and bread made with it, more accessible to communities across the country. We approached this overall goal from a variety of angles: […]

Scotland The Bread is Five!

Today marks five years since the formal incorporation of Bread for Good Community Benefit Society – better known by our trading name Scotland The Bread. This innovative not-for-profit social business, owned by our 300+ member/shareholders, researches and mills nutritious organic grains to create a Scottish home-grown flour and bread supply that is healthy, fair and […]

Real Bread Week 2021: Celebrating Community in Baking

We approached Real Bread Week 2021 (20 – 28th February) as an opportunity to show our support to community bakeries and bakers, and some of the artisan bakeries in our network committed to Real Bread. We aimed to spread the word about our Solidarity Bags: free bags of Scotland The Bread flour for community bakeries […]

Scotland Born & Bread: Motivations, Barriers and Prospects for Local Grain Systems in Scotland

By Tara Wight, PhD student working on crop sciences at the University of Edinburgh This blog was first published on Nourish Scotland’s website.  The climate in Scotland is generally considered unsuitable for growing bread wheat. Yet, across the country there are dedicated people and organisations, such as Scotland The Bread, who are growing, milling and […]

Solidarity stories: bread communities working together for equal access to good food

Since launching our Solidarity Bag scheme in August 2020, Scotland The Bread customers’ generosity has seen 35 16kg bags of organic, heritage, wholegrain flour made available to community bakeries to support equitable access to nutritious bread and flour. We devised the Solidarity Bag concept in response to the critical shortage of flour during the first […]

Spanish Migas: a recipe in homage to scarcity and cold

Many thanks once again to our supporter Nuria Cabellos González for sharing this recipe with us, for a popular breadcrumbs-based dish that Nuria describes as giving homage to times of scarcity and cold. “Snowy days at the beginning of the year are supposed to bring spirit to the crops,” she says. “Let’s trust the elements.” […]

Rediscovering wheat diversity for the public good

This essay originally took the form of a lecture given by Scotland The Bread Chairman Andrew Whitley as part of the series ‘What’s for Dinner? The future of Food & Farming in Jersey and elsewhere’ at the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Showgrounds on Friday September 30th 2016. The series was organised by Alasdair Crosby, […]