BBC Good Food Magazine FOR THE BUDDING BREAD BAKER Chris Young
Chosen by coordinator of the Real Bread Campaign
Chris runs the Real Bread Campaign, including #Sourdoughseptember and #Realbreadweek. He’s also author of the microbakery guide Knead to Know and recipe book Slow Dough: Real Bread. The Campaign welcomes everyone to join via sustainweb.org/realbread. @Realbread
Round 21cm x 9cm banneton, £8, brookfood.co.uk For rustic bread, get a cane banneton or wood-pulp brotform. It shapes the dough while it proves and patterns the crust.
slashing Grignette or lame for dough, £3.50, bakerybits.co.uk Want eye-catching slashes the across your bread without of a health and safety challenge stirrer? razorblade tied to a coffee tool. Then try this nifty little
Argon tableware 3.5-litre cast-iron Dutch oven casserole, £37.99, rinkit.com Great for baking bread as it traps creating steam, the glossy crust that artisan achieve bakers using steaminjected ovens.
Hygiplas slicer serr (30.5cm £17.99, Unless nisbet and you on eat you small need a 25cm bla or get longe across ol’ tho boules, and mic whatnot.
Bioreal gluten-free organic dried yeast (5 x 9g sachets), £2.50, shipton-mill.com Not making sourdough or using fresh yeast? This certified organic dried yeast is great because it’s free from artificial additives.
Large bread tin, £12.50, hobbshousebakery.co.uk Keeping it old school! When made properly, without any additives, the sandwich loaf can be a fine thing.
Salter Arc Pro stainless steel electronic kitchen scale, £14.99, John Lewis Exact measurements are a great starting or reference point when looking at what went wrong (or right).
Vogue plastic dough scraper, 99p, nisbets.co.ukOne or two of these cheap, flexible friends are really handy for cutting, removing and generally wrangling dough.