Tag Archives: Simon Michaels

100% rye bread

25th May 2011

This is not a bread I have made recently, but I am posting the recipe here as I have sent to various people who have asked for it from time to time, as it might be of interest. I was taught to make this by Simon Michaels of the Wild Yeast Bakery on a wonderful day course in the Forest of Dean; highly recommended!

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Fiori di Sicilia for Panettone – obscure object of desire

panetonne, fiori di Sicilia, Bakery Bits
Panettone hanging out in the kitchen

It starts innocently enough, a Dan Lepard Guardian newspaper supplement, a childhood memory of Polish rye bread, one disgusting chilled sandwich too many at a motorway service station, a visit from a beloved Aunt who has always baked her own bread, a day baking with Simon Michaels, another day with Dan Lepard and before I knew it – I was one of them – a full-blown obsessive breadbaker. Continue reading