BreadinFife baking classes as they used to be are now finished though we are running online workshops for friends now and then. The website will stay up till November to give access to our recipes and notes on bread baking books. Thanks for your company and support over the last eleven years.

Please note that from October onwards my email address will be (this new address is valid now). Also access to the BreadinFife website eg for recipes is

My favourite books on baking bread

Flour Water Salt Yeast
Ken Forkish
The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza. Crystal clear descriptions. Uses a Dutch oven to give great flavours and a wonderful crust. This is one of my favourite books on breads.
How to Bake Bread
Emmanuel Hadjiandieou
Great step by step photos with clear instructions. Such a wonderful range of exciting breads. This is one of the best bread books I've seen.
Bourke Street Bakery
Brilliant pictures and beautifully produced. Good explanations. The recipes work as described - good rationale to everything AND it covers Australian pie making!
Bread Baking, An Artisan's Perspective
Daniel T. DiMuzio 2010
A student/teacher text book with so much background information, and explanations for these mystical bits and pieces that we normally take on trust. Highly recommend it.
The Handmade loaf
Dan Lepard : Mitchell Beazley 2004
A splendid selection of recipes from around the world all very succinctly explained, interleaved with stories of the bakers Dan Lepard met on his travels. This is the one I keep going back to for ideas.
Bread Matters
Andrew Whitley : Forth Estate 2006
If you want to understand the bread making processes, and the properties of all the ingredients, then this book is for you. Good recipes too.
Dough - Simple Contemporary Bread
Richard Bertinet : Kyle Cathie 2005
Stunning layout and photographs combined with crystal clear instructions. The sections of the book lead on from white dough, through olive dough and brown dough to sweet doughs.
Crust - Simple Contemporary Bread
Richard Bertinet : Kyle Cathie 2007
Much more explanation in this second book with good step by step photos.
Scottish Cookery
Catherine Brown 1985
Not specifically on bread, but has 25 pages on oat & barley recipes for farls, bannocks etc, and 40 pages on cakes and baking all from a Scottish perspective.