Beginner’s Bread Recipes + Inspiration

by | Apr 8, 2020

A quick scroll through instagram reveals that lockdown around the world has dawned a new era of enthusiasm for baking bread. Whether it’s sourdough you’re looking to learn to slap and fold, or a simple squidgy soda bread you want to make and eat within the hour, we hope this round-up, ahem, proves to be inspiring. `For anyone having difficulty getting hold of flour, check out this article.


Brilliant Bread by James Morton – written in a friendly and accessible way, this is an excellent bread book for beginners

– Do Sourdough – our fellow Do author has written a guide to this delicious bread for beginners

– Basically a bible in the baking world, the inspirational sourdough books from Tartine just have to be on this list.

Possibly the ultimate book for professionals and seasoned home-bakers, recommended by Halen Môn’s chef, Sam

Bread + Butter – a real celebration of two of our favourite staples – beautifully shot and beautifully written by our friends Grant, Eve and Richard.


– Samin Nosrat, our hero, makes possibly the best focaccia on the planet. And this video of her making it is guaranteed to brighten your day

– Anyone wanting a quick and easy recipe for right now, this soda bread has a warm place in our heart, and it doesn’t even need buttermilk to make it delicious

– This seeded rye bread is also a bit of a winner for beginners

– Our very own recipe for smoked tomato + rosemary focaccia is always a good place to start

Accounts to follow:

Martha de Lacey – Martha runs real life sourdough classes in her London kitchen. In the meantime, her instagram is an great way to see her fluffy sourdough crumpets and perfect sourdough crust pizza

Bon Appetit/ Healthyish – you’ll find some very helpful videos and a healthy sense of humour here, too.

Josey ‘the bread’ baker – some great demo videos on this brilliant pro baker’s account

Dan Barber’s bread must be some of the best on the planet.

Good bread, delivered or collected:

– Pump St are famous for two things: bread and chocolate. Thankfully, you can get both delivered to your door at the moment

– Our friends at Hobb’s House do amazing bread boxes if you know someone who needs some cheering up

– And yes, our food truck, Tide, is doing amazing bread for pick-up five days a week and local deliveries one day a week.


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