National Bread Week: Maple Syrup Cornbread

April 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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As National Bread Week continues I’ve decided to delve into my daughter, Lucy’s, recipe collection because she’s a fantastic baker. Over the years Lucy has perfected a variety of different breads and bakes everything from classic loafs to flat bread and the most delicious focaccia.

Today I’ve chosen to share with you a recipe which Lucy and I used to enjoy many years ago when we lived in the United States of America. Maple Syrup Cornbread might sound a little strange to those who’ve never tried it but it’s a fantastic side dish and a real American favourite that’s easy to make and very enjoyable.

The trick to making Maple Syrup Cornbread is to ensure that it doesn’t become too sweet. Remember that you’re only looking for a light, sweet taste and nothing more. Once it’s baked enjoy on its own with a little butter or alternatively use a fruity jam.

Maple Syrup Cornbread

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National Bread Week – Easy white bread

April 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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There is nothing more delicious than a freshly baked loaf of bread and this week is the perfect time to indulge as its National Bread Week.

I’ve baked on and off for many years and have always found that bread is extremely rewarding to bake as its fills the house with a delicious smell and can be so easily enjoyed. I love to eat fresh bread with homemade soup, toasted with jam or simply by itself with a knob of butter.

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National Bread Week- Homemade white bread

Although I’ve baked for most of my adult life I wouldn’t call myself a baker, however, my daughter Lucy has become renowned for her baking skills and is always bringing delicious goodies into the office including all varieties of bread. I‘ll be posting some of her own recipes later this week for you to enjoy too.

Until then I thought I’d share Paul Hollywood’s, the artisan baker who can be seen on The Great British Bake Off, easy white bread recipe which is a great starting point for any novice bakers, and by following this link you can view a video tutorial of Paul making the bread step-by-step.

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