Category Archives: Recipes

Making a Starter from Scratch & Sourdough Country Bread Recipe

  adapted from Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley (Fourth Estate). Book (and dried starter) are available from www.scotlandthebread.org This is a delicious full-flavoured bread with a chewy crumb and thick crust made without added yeast. Wild yeasts in the flour multiply to raise the dough while naturally-occurring beneficial lactic acid bacteria give the bread its […]

‘Bake Two, Share One’ Recipe for Coronavirus Bread Communities

How can we help during the Coronavirus outbreak? We have been putting our heads together to work out how we can best play to our strengths and yours.   We’re focusing on two activities: 1. ‘Bake Two, Share One’ 2. Responsive help, tips, guidance and troubleshooting from us to help you bake your best loaf […]

Baking with Scotland The Bread’s Fulltofta rye flour

Thanks to our Director Alison Ramcharran for outlining her experience of using our new rye flour in her ‘nano-bakery’, where her seeded rye sourdough is gaining a local fan club. If you’ve never done it before, baking with freshly milled flour is a new and sensory experience. The joy of opening a bag of just-milled […]

Mince Pies

Mince pies

The quintessential Christmas treat gets a home-grown update with delicious nut-brown, Scotland The Bread wholemeal pastry. This recipe is enough for about 16 mince pies. Core and dice the apples into fairly small pieces. Toss the diced apples in the cider vinegar quickly to prevent browning. Mix everything together thoroughly and put in a bucket […]

Focaccia and Flatbread

This dough works well as the basis for many kinds of flat bread. It is a soft dough with a high water content that spreads outwards easily while puffing up a little with holes of varied size. It can be shaped like a slipper to make a classic ciabatta or rolled out very thinly to […]

Fermented Bran Sourdough Bread

Scotland The Bread Chairman Andrew Whitley’s unique recipe for fermented bran sourdough wholemeal bread is a way of making a lighter loaf with wholemeal flour without sacrificing any nutritional quality. Indeed, fermenting the bran separately produces valuable by-products of nutritional relevance, not to mention wonderful flavour. Equipped with a sieve and a little skill, you […]

Scottish Wholemeal Baps

Makes 18 good-sized baps using the ‘sponge-and-dough’ method Stage 1: the overnight sponge Dissolve the yeast in some of the water and add it to the flour with the rest of the water. Mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Cover and ferment this dough at room temperature for 12-18 hours. Stage 2: the […]

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

This is a sourdough version of the Hot Cross Bun recipe from Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley. The process takes longer than the yeasted version, naturally, but the resulting buns are full of flavour, with a characteristic slightly chewy texture. Made with Scotland The Bread heritage wholemeal flour, they will taste all the better. The recipe […]