Tag Archives: sourdough

Wild Hearth Bakery’s Scottish Lowland Rye Bread Recipe

Many thanks for this recipe and the photo go to John Castley, baker and founder of Wild Hearth Bakery in Comrie and Scottish Bread Championship three-time Supreme Champion. Scottish Lowland Rye The process for making this bread is based loosely on Walliser Rogenvolkornbrot, the only bread in Switzerland with an appellation d’origine protégée (AOP), but […]

Connie’s Scotland The Bread Wholewheat Sourdough

Recipe from our Miller-Manager Connie Hunter, who also runs East Neuk Market Garden on Balcaskie Estate. I make 100% wholemeal loaves, anywhere between four and eight per week depending on how many people we have working on the farm. I don’t have a lot of free time, so the fact I can fit it in […]

Real Bread Week – Real Bread Buddies Day – Baking Timeline

Real Bread Buddies Day activities can be anything from a pizza-making session, to teaching children how to make flatbreads, to a breadmaking event like those held at Summerhill Community Centre. The first ever Real Bread Buddies Day is on Sunday 27 February. The Real Bread Campaign is encouraging people to mark the culmination of Real […]

The Acid Test – Wholesome Flour or Empty Carrier?

“Folic acid is to be added to UK flour to help prevent spinal birth defects in babies” BBC News 20 Sept 2021 A personal view by Andrew Whitley, author of Bread Matters and co-founder of Scotland The Bread Quick wins and white lies Adulterating all the UK’s wheat flour except wholemeal with synthetic folic acid […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Flour to the People: the project so far, and looking to the future

The past two months have been filled with enthusiastic conversations, sourdough success stories and the sharing of many baking tips during our Flour to the People events with community food hubs and workshops for bakers. Watch Lyndsay and Miller-Manager Connie Hunter introduce the project in this short video made by UKRI. Over 100 people from six communities […]

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 […]