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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Giveaway! Dick Strawbridge - Breads


We somehow managed to pick up two of this book so one of our lucky readers can scoop a free copy!
Leave a comment with your favourite type of bread and on Friday 24/06/16 a name will be drawn from the hat to decide the winner :)

The book itself is well written and packed with recipes for making flavorsome sourdough, yeast, quick and unleavened loaves to enjoy on every occasion. There are plenty of photos and detailed step-by-step instructions so whether you are just starting out or a seasoned veteran you are sure to find something you like in this book. The method in this book is the one I used to make our Sourdough starter, from which we made The Holy Grail of sourdough loaves and it also contains some excellent recipes for making other artisan breads.


Coincidentally, we bumped in to Dick Strawbridge a while back in a local restaurant, we were introduced to him by the owner of the restaurant and ended up having a chat and a photo with him. He is a true gentleman, real nice guy and easy to get along with and I cannot recommend his books highly enough.



So again if you'd like to win a copy of the book leave a comment with your favourite type of bread and you will be in with a very good chance of winning the random draw on Friday :)

Good Luck
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14 comments

  1. Always up for a book, my favourite bread is Tiger loaf, Have you been watching Dick Strawbridge on TV renovation the chateau in France,

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  2. Sundried tomato and olive flat bread. A great tear and share with soup especially during the winter, brings a bit of summer to the darker months

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  3. I have a weird thing for pretzels after living in Germany for some time. TO be honest though, my favourite type of bread changes as I discover new ones :/ Salt and Pepper, possibly.

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  4. My favourite type of bread is a good bog standard half and half (white flour/brown flour) homemade loaf eaten with far too much butter or toasted and piled high with roasted tomatoes.

    I've been loving Dick's latest tele programme Escape to the Chateau, they did so well and are such a lovely couple. Although his first wife was lovely too. He has led a fascinating life, although his moustache drives me mad ... it is however much admired by my Lovely Hubby who has a much smaller one :-)

    You were very lucky to meet him, it's nice when a well known person is as nice 'in the flesh' as they come over on television isn't it.

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  5. How great to have met him. He always comes across as a nice bloke. My favourite type of bread is anything homemade really but I do love a thick slice of a crusty white loaf with real butter. I'm going to look at the Holy grail now. X

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  6. O wow..i loved watching him on the tv..so down to earth and you met him too..lucky devils..my favourite bread is a nice seeded loaf..thick and chunky dunked in soup or toasted and slathered in butter..o god i'm off to the kitchen right now..
    sara

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  7. I don't think I have a favourite bread and I'm pretty sure I've not had one which I dislike. Homemade is always best anyway. He does come across as a friendly chap xx

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  8. We have been experimenting with making bread here, in the oven of our propane stove. This winter, we are going to try making it in our wood burning kitchen stove. Can't during the summer since our air conditioner would not be able to cope with the heat. I like sour dough bread, but in North Georgia you pretty much have to make it yourself, stores don't carry it. My mom sends me sour dough starter from Oregon.

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  9. Hey, favourite type of bread has to be fresh baguette with a crispy outside, still hot from the oven :) I'm hungry now

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  10. Hey, favourite type of bread has to be fresh baguette with a crispy outside, still hot from the oven :) I'm hungry now

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  11. Favourite type of bread usually comes in very thin slices with pictures of the Queen's head on and some interesting words that allow you to exchange it for many other types of bread. This particular bread allows me to buy loads of reduced bananas to bake my favourite banana and walnut bread or indulge in a gorgeous crusted, seeded granary loaf - fresh and warm with butter, mmmmm. Although a thick slice of white loaf, called 'plain' loaf in Scotland, toasted in front of the fire on a toasting fork, generously spread with butter and handed to you hot and fragrant by your folks while you sit round the fire will forever be, in my memory at least, the best bread in the world.

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  12. Oo hope I'm not too late. I love making soda bread because you can put absolutely any flavour to it, cranberry, sunflower, thyme, pecan, anything. Great because it can be made so quickly, like this comment! Crossing my fingers.

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  13. And the winner picked using a random number generator is Jules! Well done, please drop us an email or message with your address :)

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  14. And the winner picked using a random number generator is Jules! Well done, please drop us an email or message with your address :)

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