Breadmaking links

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Societies & training

Alliance for Bakery Students & Trainees not-for-profit supporting people undertaking bakery education & training
British Society of Baking publications/information for the baking industry, including small bakeries
National Association of Master Bakers supporting bakers and the baking industry; NVQ training
National Skills Academy baking and confectionery vocational training courses at various colleges around the UK
The Real Bread Campaign fighting for the return of natural bread that is better for us and for the environment
Scottish Bakers voice of bakers in Scotland
the Worshipful Company of Bakers second oldest trade guild in London (behind weavers)


All Recipes over 3000 bread recipes
BBC Recipes homemade bread information and recipes
Bread Tips basic information on bread-making
PastryWiz lots of bread recipes
Real Bread Campaign Recipes real bread recipes, including recipes for leftover bread
WikiCookbooks bread recipes

Other interesting information

Against the Grain article on the ‘crime against bread’ that is the Chorleywood baking process
The Artisan a huge resource to get lost in if you’re interested in anything to do with bread
BBC article on the Chorleywood baking process
Baking for Britain blog – travelling around Britain trying out regional baking specialities
Baking Mad blog – travelling around Britain trying out regional baking specialities information and recipes – plus how to grow, harvest and mill wheat to make flour
Bread Secrets tons more info for bread fanatics
Breadtopia lots of baking videos
Coeliac UK information about the gluten-free diet
Doughblogs interesting site about yeast/leaven – trying to pass it around to as many people as possible
Food Timeline large, interesting page about the history of different types of bread
Gail’s Bread independent bakers, interesting events, London
Great Food Magazine mouth-watering video of Hambleton bakery, making bread from beer barm from a local brewery, and locally-grown flour milled at a local windmill
The Guardian article on the science behind breadmaking
National Collection of Yeast Cultures yeast central
Phys.Org study shows that humans made flatbread 30,000 years ago
The Shocking Truth About Bread article in the Independent by Andrew Whitely about the ingredients in supermarket bread
Sourdough Companion online community for sourdough enthusiasts
Sourdough Home US site with lots of info about sourdough
The Story Behind a Loaf of Bread lots of pages of fascinating information, including history back to the ancient Egyptians
Wikipedia entry on bread
Wikipedia list of different kinds of bread
Wikipedia entry on the history of bread

Cakes, scones, pastries, flans, pies & biscuits

All Recipes over 3000 cake recipes
BBC Good Food lots of cake and biscuit recipes
The Cake Recipe loads more cake recipes
How to Make Cakes blog about how to make fabulous cakes
Wikipedia list of different kinds of cakes
Wikipedia list of different kinds of pastries
Wikipedia list of different kinds of pies, tarts & flans
Wikipedia list of different kinds of biscuits

Milling / grain

European Flour Millers Association voice of the European flour-milling industry
Grain Information Service providing educational / scientific information on grains
Health Grains information on whole grains
Hehlis Holistics small-scale grain mills
Shipton Mill brief history of milling
Wessex Mill quick guide to flour milling

Wind & water mills

The International Molinological Society fosters worldwide interest, understanding and restoration of wind, water and animal-driven mills
The Mills Archive Trust repository for historical and contemporary material on traditional mills and milling
The Mills Research Group society of enthusiasts who are each conducting research into some aspect of traditional milling, whether it be by wind, water or muscle power
Regional Wind & Water Mills Groups on the website of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings mills section of the SPAB, with news and information on UK mills
Traditional Cornmillers Guild listing of water or windmills producing flours in the UK
UK Mills site devoted to all forms of Wind and Water powered machinery in the UK
Windmill World for windmill fans
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