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How can I stop wasting bread?

Food waste has been talked about for generations. Today, the main driver for this is due to excessive consumption and its effect on global resources. In times past, it was used due to prevent excess merchant vessels taking perilous journeys in times of war. You don’t have to get on a soapbox about it though
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Review of Bread & Beer Baking Class at OMB Hale

Given that they are two of my great passions, there was always going to be a Bread & Beer class when I launched One Mile Bakery Hale. This unique course celebrates both things, and explores the relationship between the two in a hands-on full-day class. Dan Doherty, who blogs as Manchester Food Tourist, came along
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Clean eating for January? Forget low carbs, it’s all about better carbs

You know the drill. It’s the post-Christmas bloat. You’ve eaten your bodyweight in an assortment of cheese, Christmas pudding, pigs in blankets and brandy butter. You are frantically on Twitter looking at #newyearnewyou and working out the best ways of reverting back from Bloodtype:Port. One of the biggest things that NEVER fail to be marketed
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Stollen – how do you bake this festive treat?

Ah, stollen. It’s one of those breads which people have an opinion on. In the UK we are used to the sickly sweet bread with mixed fruit and a big rope of sugary marzipan running through the middle. It’s usually the marzipan that has the Marmite effect on people. Well you’ll be pleased to know
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Dough scoring, or how to slash bread

Why are loaves slashed before they go in the oven? There are two reasons. The first is a practical one – when making bread, there are three rises. The first is called, well, the rise. The second rise is called proving, and this comes after we have knocked the air out of the dough and
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WIN A CORPORATE BAKING DAY AT ONE MILE BAKERY HALE

The prize (worth £625): a fun and relaxed full-day baking class for a corporate team of five, based on one of the inspirational classes at One Mile Bakery Hale have a look here for a full list. The day will include a delicious two-course lunch with wine, all your bakes to take home or into
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How to shape a Winston Knot loaf

So this week I have been practicing different shaping styles. The Winston Knot is a lovely one for several reasons. Firstly it is very versatile – it is a tight shaping which means that once it is baked it can be sliced like a regular loaf. Secondly, it lends itself to challah, and other enriched
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Lardy cake recipe – comfort food to welcome in Autumn

One of my earliest food memories is lardy cake. When I used to visit my Nanny and Grandad, Nanny would often say ‘and I have some lardy cake, would you like some my love?’ in her warm Wiltshire burr. I never, ever turned it down. ‘Jolly good’, she’d say, as she cut a huge slice
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Read what it’s like to do bread baking class at One Mile Bakery Hale – check out the first reviews!

First up, it’s the brilliant Hale Geezer. She writes fantastic articles about places to eat and drink in the Hale and Altrincham area. She was incredibly apprehensive about baking bread, but her efforts were truly rewarded! You can read her review of the class here. We had the pleasure of having Sophie, of Sophie’s Scran to
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3 loaves in 4 hours – is it possible?

In this heat, definitely! I have never seen dough rise as quickly as it has done in this weather! The atmospheric temperature has meant that the rising dough has risen in a third of the time I would normally expect. We used the temperature to our advantage in our class on Saturday so that everyone
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Capturing Bread, Beer, Bikes and the Baker – OMB Hale in floury photoshoot with Lucas Smith Photography

Today I had the pleasure of getting together with Lucas Smith for some shots that will be used for classes and deliveries. Lucas is a talented actor and director, and is a pure creative. His approach to photography is one of fun and professionalism – this is something that a lot of creatives find difficult
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One Mile Bakery featured in Cheshire Life Magazine!

An absolute pleasure being in this month’s Cheshire Life Magazine – lots of food and drink news in this month too. A great read!

"ONE MILE BAKERY HALE – BEST THING SINCE SLICED…WELL, YOU KNOW." I’ve done a cookery class only once before. We all awkwardly stood round in a steel compound (industrial kitchen), nobody speaking, everybody giving each other’s pizza topping choices side-eye, followed by the most awkward lunch in living history as 20 of us ate our ‘masterpieces’ in silence. The One Mile Bakery class I attended felt less lesson and more ‘get together and lunch with friends’. The classes are held at the also very lovely home of Matt Townley, and right from the off I was made to feel less student, more friend invited over for lunch and a spot of baking. Matt has a very natural ease about him, supporting and encouraging his company that all are bakers in the making and it’s all about following your instincts. I also wish to point out that if you’re lucky enough to get on Matt’s delivery route, all packaging is 100% plastic free – delivery bags, soup containers and garnish pots are not only totally recyclable but 100% compostable too.
Laura Hudspeth
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How can I stop wasting bread?

Food waste has been talked about for generations. Today, the main driver for this is due to excessive consumption and its effect on global resources. In times past, it was used due to prevent excess merchant vessels taking perilous journeys in times of war. You don’t have to get on a soapbox about it though
Read more…

Review of Bread & Beer Baking Class at OMB Hale

Given that they are two of my great passions, there was always going to be a Bread & Beer class when I launched One Mile Bakery Hale. This unique course celebrates both things, and explores the relationship between the two in a hands-on full-day class. Dan Doherty, who blogs as Manchester Food Tourist, came along
Read more…

#lunch - a bacon and cheese ciabatta. Ketchup mandatory! #hale #altrincham https://t.co/sXIkGkPevI
Tuesday 19th February
Crisp crust, a little fluffy crumb - what do you spread on your wholemeal? #hale #altrincham #realbread https://t.co/lcPUU0gdca
Monday 18th February
What a great sourdough class - some awesome people today, great laughs and some cracking bread! #hale #altrinchamhttps://t.co/BsG82mvmvf
Saturday 16th February

The One Mile Bakery – Hale – 19 February 2019

#lunch – a bacon and cheese ciabatta. Ketchup mandatory! . . . . . #foodorder #foodie #food #cheshire #manchester #mcrfood #mcrfoodie #mcr #bread #breadbaking #instayum #instafood #instabread #foodiegram #foodlover #dinner #bacon #sourdough #wildyeast #sandwich #foodporn #chefmode #cheese #biga #ciabatta