Yeast Bread

Pane Bianco - Stuffed Italian Bread

Pane Bianco – Stuffed Italian Bread

This recipe makes a great bread loaf loaded with basil, tomatoes, garlic, and grated cheddar; the bread has a magnificent delicate texture, and is stuffed with flavour. The shape is easy to accomplish, and makes a noteworthy presentation.Read More
Saint Lucia saffron buns

Saint Lucia Saffron Buns – Lussekatter

A saffron bun, Cornish tea treat bun or revel bun, Swedish lussebulle or lussekatt, Norwegian lussekatt, is a rich, spiced yeast-leavened sweet bun that is flavoured with saffron and cinnamon or nutmeg and contains currants similar to a teacake.Read More
Bolillos - Mexican Crusty Rolls

Bolillos – Mexican Crusty Rolls

A bolillo or pan francés (meaning "French bread") is a type of savoury bread traditionally made in Mexico. It is a variation of the baguette, but shorter in length and is often baked in a stone oven.Read More
Pan de Agua - Puerto Rican Water Bread

Pan de Agua – Puerto Rican Water Bread

Similar to French or Italian bread, Puerto Rican water bread (pan de agua) uses the same basic ingredients, however the baking procedure is different. The dough is put in a cold oven, set above a pan of boiling water. The bread continues to rise as the oven heats causing the crust to become thin and crisp.Read More
Pandesal - Pan-de-sal - Filipino Bread Rolls

Pandesal – Pan-de-sal – Filipino Bread Rolls

Pandesal are popular yeast-raised bread rolls in the Philippines. Individual loaves are shaped by rolling the dough into long logs (bastón) which are rolled in fine breadcrumbs. These are then portioned, allowed to rise, and baked.Read More
Bath Buns

Bath Buns

The Bath bun is a sweet roll made from a milk-based yeast dough with crushed sugar sprinkled on top after baking. Variations in ingredients include enclosing a lump of sugar in the bun or adding candied fruit peel, currants, raisins or sultanas.

The change from a light, shaped bun to a heavier, often fruited or highly sugared irregular one may date from the Great Exhibition of 1851 when almost a million were produced and consumed in five and a half months (the ‘London Bath bun’).

References to Bath buns date from 1763, and Jane Austen wrote in a letter of ‘disordering my stomach with Bath Bunns’ in 1801. The original 18th-century recipe used a brioche or rich egg and butter dough which was then covered with caraway seeds coated in several layers of sugar similar to French dragée.

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Hot Cross Buns

The traditional sticky glazed spiced fruit buns with a sweet icing cross are easier to make than you realise. Try our Hot Cross Buns recipe this Easter.Read More