No bread is an island

...entire of itself. (With apologies to John Donne!)
I live and breathe breadmaking. I’m an evangelist who would like everyone to make his or her own bread. I want to demystify breadmaking and show it as the easy everyday craft that it is. To this end I endeavour to make my recipes as simple and as foolproof as I possibly can.

I call my blog 'No bread is an island' because every bread is connected to another bread. So a spicy fruit bun with a cross on top is a hot cross bun. This fruit dough will also make a fruit loaf - or Chelsea buns or a Swedish tea ring...
I'm also a vegan, so I have lots of vegan recipes on here - and I'm adding more all the time.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


Latest effort on the seitan front (much more info here.)

300g veg curry, blitzed to a lumpy liquid + 150g gluten powder.

Mixed to a dough – about a minute.

I cut off enough dough (150g) to shape into a cutlet and put the rest into a small casserole dish which I baked at 220C for 60 minutes. The rest of the dough I flattened out into a cutlet about 12-13cm across. This I fried for about 5 minutes on each side.

I had the cutlet with some pan-fried potato wedges and some vegetable curry.

The rest of the seitan (260g) I shall chop into chunks - for stews, chilli non carne, etc - and I shall also mince some for a bolognaise sauce, etc.

Here it is:

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