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Give us this day…

Richard Cornwell
I have a fascination – no, an obsession – for and with bread. I love making it, understanding it, eating it, sharing it.

Indeed I’m so obsessed by it that I have an ongoing photographic project about it. This is one of my ancestors – Richard Cornwell. He was a baker: as were his ancestors.

Read more about my project here or just look at posts below which are all bread related.

Pizza-the-action

Pizza-the-action

Pizza-the-action When I started this whole journey into bread I hadn't really anticipated that one has to start to learn about it all, "somewhere". Sharon Roberts who runs Learn Sourdough was someone that I was put in touch with because she runs classes about...

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Bring me fire! Panary

Bring me fire! Panary

Bring me fire! Panary In the quest to find real bread I went to the north of Dorset and visited a flour mill at Cann and the bakery that is there. A year ago now (goodness how time flies) Paul Merry and his assistant Martin Judd allowed me to follow them through their...

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Sgt. Bun – the baker!

Sgt. Bun – the baker!

The bakery on the cornerHaving decided I was going to do a project on bakeries I started ringing around those that I knew of. Sgt. Bun is one of those lovely bakeries that sits near a junction of a couple of roads in my home town of Weymouth. Almost literally the...

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The bakery project beginnings – part 2

The bakery project beginnings – part 2

Celebration Cakes - CranleighFollowing on from the first post about the roots of my bakery project this is the prequel! I've said before that I come from a long line of bakers. I can trace my bakery roots back to 1805 and a master baker by the name of Thomas Cornwell...

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The bakery project beginnings

The bakery project beginnings

Baker Boys - HookWell if the last post was a look back in time this one is a bit of a jump. This morning I was wishing a couple happy anniversary and went back to their wedding and re-processed an image of them from eleven years ago. It is always interesting going...

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Better pictures of your bread – part 3

Better pictures of your bread – part 3

This is part three of a set of three posts. The hobby side of my bread baking takes me often to the Facebook Group called Sourdough Nation which is run by the lovely people at Hobbs House Bakery. On that forum during Coronavirus Lockdown I found myself offering to do...

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Better pictures of your bread – part 2

Better pictures of your bread – part 2

This is part two of a set of three posts. The hobby side of my bread baking takes me often to the Facebook Group called Sourdough Nation which is run by the lovely people at Hobbs House Bakery. On that forum during Coronavirus Lockdown I found myself offering to do a...

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M’s Bakery

M’s Bakery

Sourdough and dainty delights Some of the blog posts that I'll be adding for the Bread project are starting to seem old! Istvan and Marta run M's bakery in Boscombe. They won the World Bread Awards in 2018. They were bakers in Hungary for many years and Istvan has...

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