Author Archives: Scotland The Bread

Honorary Chairman’s AGM Report for the Year 2019

Bread for Good Community Benefit Society Annual General Meeting Sunday June 14th, 2020 at 10.30 am (online) Writing about the previous financial year to present to an Annual General Meeting six months later always feels a little like describing a bygone era. This year that is painfully true. BC (Before Covid) is ancient history, so […]

Baking in the (Covid) Community. Part Three: Responding to Demand for Local Bread

In mid-April, Baking in the Community participants gathered virtually to find out how the organisations involved were coping with the restrictions placed on us all during lockdown. At a time when one might fear independent bakeries would be struggling to continue, we have been inspired by the adaptability of bakers in Scotland who are working […]

Bread Matters: Dancing Round the Maypole

Many thanks to supporter Nuria Cabellos González for sharing her baking-related philosophy from lockdown in Spain. She explained: ‘My post this week has been inspired by the maypole dances, as I have heard how some people have been passing food parcels through washing lines and ropes. I have been exchanging bread for facemasks and I […]

Baking in the (Covid) Community. Part Two: Building a Customer Base in Unusual Times

In mid-April, Baking in the Community participants gathered virtually to find out how the organisations involved were coping with the restrictions placed on us all during lockdown. At a time when one might fear independent bakeries and sociable baking groups to be struggling to continue, we found instead that resourceful steps have been taken across […]

Baking in the (Covid) Community. Part One: Baking For Neighbours

Scotland The Bread is working with Nourish Scotland on ‘Baking in the Community’, a programme bringing together community bakeries, baking projects and groups with the aim of improving access to nutritious and locally baked bread for people living in areas of multiple deprivation. Originally intended to begin with an in-person ‘train-the-trainers’ session in March, participants […]

April Showers bring May Doughflowers: Rosquillas Doughnut Recipe

Many thanks to supporter Nuria Cabellos González for emailing us this recipe and photos from lockdown in Spain. April was unusually wet on the plain of Spain, a fact that has helped to keep us indoors during lockdown. And it has also helped for nature to get back to its natural habitats. There has been […]

Watch Zev Robinson’s ‘Real Bread Bakers’ Documentary

Wild Hearth Bakery bread

As screenings of Zev Robinson’s 28 minute documentary “Real Bread Bakers” (trailer – https://vimeo.com/411720338) have had to be postponed indefinitely, it was today made available online. Six interviewees, including Andrew Whitley of Scotland The Bread, John Castley of Wild Hearth Bakery, Marie McCormack of Bridging the Gap – High Rise Bakers and Rachel Smillie of The Glad Cafe, look at […]

Easter Recipe: Nuria’s Torrijas

Many thanks to supporter Nuria Cabellos González for emailing us this Easter recipe and photos from lockdown in Spain. Torrijas are festive breads traditionally eaten at Easter in Spain. A delicious pudding of milky bread fried in egg with sugar and cinnamon, they are the staple of Easter. They are a sign that bread has […]

Building Community with Bread

Many thanks to our supporter Elizabeth Waddington for reaching out and offering to write this blog post for us on the role bread can play in building communities. The Covid-19 crisis is pushing the notion of community unavoidably to the fore, as many are forced to rely on the support of neighbours for supplies, and […]

‘National’ flour for a national emergency – Mungoswells to the rescue

In a move reminiscent of the darkest days of World War 2, Mungoswells Mill has decided to concentrate on producing an ’85% extraction’ brown flour instead of separate white and wholemeal. Milling the one grade of flour will simplify and speed up production to address a big backlog of orders with a nutritious and tasty […]