No bread is an island

...entire of itself. (With apologies to John Donne!)
I live and breathe breadmaking. I’m an evangelist who would like everyone to make his or her own bread. I want to demystify breadmaking and show it as the easy everyday craft that it is. To this end I endeavour to make my recipes as simple and as foolproof as I possibly can.

I call my blog 'No bread is an island' because every bread is connected to another bread. So a spicy fruit bun with a cross on top is a hot cross bun. This fruit dough will also make a fruit loaf - or Chelsea buns or a Swedish tea ring...
I'm also a vegan, so I have lots of vegan recipes on here - and I'm adding more all the time.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

WHAT CAN I MAKE WITH JUST FLOUR AND WATER

A simple soda bread*

Pancakes - just as good as the ones made with milk and eggs

Pasta - without need for a machine!

Sourdough. This needs time, but a flour and water batter, left for a few days will begin to ferment - and then you can turn it into bread!

Naan breads - done in the oven, under a grill, or in the frying pan

Tempura - things don't get much easier than this: Mix s/r flour and water together into a thickish batter, dip in some thin slices of your chosen 'filler', and shallow fry


Pastry (haven't got a post about this, yet, but, rest assured, just self raising flour and water, mixed together and rolled out, is similar to pastry. Add a little olive oil, and it is exactly like pastry.

Chappatis, of course. No need for a link, there are many recipes on line for this.

Dumplings Mix self-raising flour and water together into a dough, form into small balls and add to your stew! Talk about 'Easy-Peasy'!

*The term 'Soda bread' covers a wide range of breads (more to come)


2 comments:

  1. Also, steamed Chinese bread is possible! Optional is a BBQ flavoured filling :)

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