Nothing can beat the smell of freshly baked bread and with national bread making day just around the corner (16th-22nd April 2013), why not join Paul Hollywood and the bread making craze and make your own!

Making bread is extremely simple and satisfying and to celebrate this wonderful national day, we have decided to give you our top bread recipes from pizza dough to unique flavour combinations that are sure to ignite your love for bread making!


This classic Italian bread is fantastic for sharing at dinner parties served with olives and cured meats.  once mastered you can experiment with various flavour combinations such as rosemary, garlic and herb or olive.

Pitta bread

Tired of sliced bread for lunch?  These fantastic homemade pita breads by the fabulous baker brother are sure to liven up any lunch.  Pack full of your favourite sandwich fillers for a tasty lunch!

Apple, Guiness and cheese soda bread

Looking for a unique bread flavour combination?  Then this is the recipe for you.  Hugh Fearnley Wittingstall has created this fantastic recipe perfect served with a ploughman’s lunch!

Brioche donuts filled with apple compote

If you love donuts this recipe using brioche dough is sure to tingle your taste buds! Quick to make, aesthetically pleasing and 100% delicious there is no reason to not give this recipe a try at home!

Sundried tomato and olive bread

Paul Hollywood is a fantastic baker and this fool proof recipe is certain to create crowd pleasing results.  Try experimenting at home with your own flavours such as lemon and thyme or date and walnut.

spinach, feta and sundried tomato bread rolls

These individual bread rolls bring a taste of the Mediterranean are fantastic alternative to traditional plain white rolls.  Fantastic as sandwich rolls or simply served alongside soup.

Irish Soda Bread

This recipe by James Martin is quick, simple and tasty.  With only 5 ingredients,  it is  ready in under 1 hour, perfect for cooking at home!

 Simple pizza dough

If you don’t have the time to devote making an actual loaf of bread, you can still get involved by making your own pizza dough and adding your favourite toppings!  Once you make your own dough, there will be no going back to shop bought pizzas!  Our favourite topping at the minute is goats cheese, spinach and sun blushed tomatoes!


Nothing beats a toasted teacake, packed with plump raisins and dripping in melted butter.  We love this recipe by The Pink Whisk where food blogger Ruth gives a step by step guide in how to  make your own!

 We hope that you love these recipes as much as we do.

If you love bread and want to learn how to make it or simply expand your repertoire under the eyes of an expert, then why not book onto our ‘Breads of the World with Brendan’ day course with 2012 Great British Bake Off finalist, Brendan Lynch.

Happy Bread Making!





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