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Rise to the Occasion: Fresh Bread Recipes For Springtime Baking

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Rise to the Occasion: Fresh Bread Recipes For Springtime Baking 

Spring – it’s a time for new beginnings, lighter evenings, and the aroma of freshly baked bread filling the air!

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting to explore the wonders of homemade bread, discover some of our delicious bread recipes and get ready to capture the dough-licious spirit of the season.

Each recipe we’ve lined up guarantees mouth-watering results – just be sure to check the difficulty rating before getting started. Plus, we’ve sprinkled in some top tips to elevate your bread-making game and help you become a master baker – one loaf at a time!

5 top tips for baking brilliant bread

Before embarking on your bread-making journey with one of our delicious bread recipes, check out these top tips for baking the perfect loaf every time.

Always preheat your oven

Make sure your oven is properly preheated to the right temperature before baking. This is essential for achieving the perfect bake, as it helps your bread rise properly and creates a lovely crust.

Measure your ingredients precisely

Baking is a science, so it’s important to measure your ingredients accurately. Use a digital scale for the best results, especially for key ingredients like flour, water, and yeast.

Proofing is key

Allow your bread dough to proof in a large bowl until it’s doubled in size, which can take about 30 minutes to an hour depending on how warm your kitchen is.

Steam for the crust

For breads that benefit from a crispy crust (like focaccia) introducing steam to your oven during the first few minutes of baking can make a huge difference. You can do this by placing a pan of warm water on the bottom rack of your oven.

Cooling matters

Resist the temptation to cut into your bread right out of the oven. Letting it cool on a wire rack allows the structure to set and flavours to develop fully, ensuring your bread is as delicious as it is fragrant.

Now try one (or all!) of these delicious bread recipes

Spiced cinnamon raisin bread 

Indulge in the warm embrace of homemade spiced cinnamon raisin bread, a delightful treat that fills your kitchen with the irresistible aroma of cinnamon and sweetness. Crafted for those cosy mornings or as a comforting snack, each slice is a heart-warming experience. Perfect for sharing or savouring solo, this recipe promises a deliciously tender loaf, bursting with juicy raisins and a perfect cinnamon swirl.

Hot cross buns

Bread Ahead, the legendary London bakery adored by locals, has shared their Hot Cross Bun recipe with us. Traditionally baked exclusively during the Easter season for just one month, these classic treats are so irresistible, you’ll be tempted to enjoy them throughout the year. After experiencing the rich, spiced flavours and soft, fluffy texture of these hot cross buns, don’t be surprised if they become a staple in your baking repertoire!

Spring garden focaccia

Celebrate the vibrant flavours of the season with our spring garden focaccia, a visually stunning and deliciously herby bread. this recipe is a rewarding challenge for any baker looking to impress. This exquisite focaccia is not just bread; it’s a canvas adorned with colourful vegetables, adding a burst of flavour and a touch of spring to every bite.

Bake it better with Tate & Lyle Sugars

Elevate your baking to new heights with Tate & Lyle Sugars, where quality and tradition meet innovation.

From the golden brown touch of our Fairtrade Caster Sugar that can perfect your spring garden focaccia, to the Light Brown Soft Sugar that enhances the flavour of your hot cross buns, our range promises to bring out the best in your bakes.

Explore our range and discover the secret ingredient that will transform your baking from good to unforgettable.

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