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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!

Introduction to Baking – how you can bake great bread in a single day.

Three total newbies to baking bread this time – not that you could tell by the end of the day. Great conversation, lunch and laughs throughout.

Another brilliant class!

We had a fantastic time on Friday. Introduction to Baking is a great class because it attracts everyone – we had some seasoned bakers to those who had never baked bread before. They all came away with having learned something new, we had a brilliant day with great conversation, good laughs and lovely food. Who
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WIN A PLACE ON A BAKING CLASS AT ONE MILE BAKERY HALE!

To celebrate the launch of One Mile Bakery Hale, we are offering the chance to win a beautiful gift voucher (worth £125) that can be used to book a place on any of our inspirational full-day baking classes. Choose from Introduction to Baking, Introduction to Sourdough, French Baking, Italian Baking, Breads of the World or
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Thanks so much for a superb class! The gift voucher was the best birthday present ever and it was great I could choose the class I wanted to do – always loved French bread on holidays and now I can make the classics at home. The croissants vanished with coffee the morning after the class! Merci beaucoup for hosting us so well – great to meet everyone and chat over that lovely lunch.
Georgina Watson
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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
Read more…

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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What a beauty Dan!! 🤙🏻 https://t.co/jMjRlHzNje
Saturday 15th December
Are you a last minute #christmas #gift kind of person? Treat someone you love with an incredible foodie experience… https://t.co/U73TlMcjtB
Saturday 15th December
We cannot sum up our classes better than this review. Thanks Mike! 🙏😁 https://t.co/e9GkMoUi3h #christmas #giftideahttps://t.co/6wycXiHxRb
Friday 14th December
You know you need to vac your car when you put the seats down to get the tree in, and find last year's pine needles 🙈 #christmastree
Friday 14th December
I'm hosting Christmas for my parents this year. It's the first Christmas dinner that my Mum hasn't done in 30 years… https://t.co/tFDlRQmLeu
Friday 14th December