So bread stencils... whats all the fuss about?
Although the use of a stencil on bread to add patterns to the crust is nothing new, (its been around for a long time) especially within the artisan bread and craft baking sector, it does appear to be gaining some popularity on social media, and businesses and individuals are using different ideas to catch "consumers" and "followers" attention.
So being curious (again) we decided to have a play around and see what types of different designs we could come up with. We found that if you get creative with it, not only does it make the final bread more attractive, but can also be used to raise awareness of your brand or event!
Recycled bread... is that even a "thing?"
It may well be the case more recently that recycled bread appears to have been around for a while, although apparently no-one really speaks about it. It may even be the best kept secret in baking!
The reason why I say that, is because we recently did an experiment to look at new ways to recycle and become more sustainable as a university over the past week. We had heard about an article that British Baker ran on a bakery in London, where old bread is recycled into new bread. Now we had heard of using old bread up in products such as bread pudding, but in terms of adding it to the final dough, this was something new! So with this in mind and being curious, we decided to have a go and see what happened! Here are the results;
So how do you make recycled bread?
Well first off, you need some old bread. It is really important that you know where this bread came from and what's in it as well. Otherwise you might have an allergen issue. The recycled bread starts life by being sliced and then water is added to it to make into into a porridge type consistency.
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