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Gingerbread Decorating Day, Saturday 10 December 2016

December 9th, 2016 by

Saturday 10 December is Gingerbread Decorating Day a day set aside for cooks, bakers, kids and parents to spend joyfully baking and decorating their gingerbread creations. The history of gingerbread is a long one. It was first brought Europe (France) over a thousand years ago in 992 by an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, who had […]

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We love baking (and Lucy)

November 14th, 2016 by

We’ve all been guilty of falling foul of jumping on to Pinterest, finding the latest baking craze and ultimately ending up with an epic bake-fail. And that does not make for a happy or confident baker. If you’re looking for tried-and-tested, Instagram-worthy bakes then come this way. We have teamed up with baker extraordinaire, Lucy […]

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Baking with kids

October 25th, 2016 by

Autumn is a wonderful time of year. Bountiful harvests of earthy and vibrant veggies; bright sunny crisp days; leaves turning into dazzling gold and jewelled rubies; bright glistening conkers scatter the paths. Days out are now punctuated by hot chocolate rather than ice cream. The October half-term is our favourite holiday for baking. There isn’t the […]

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Yeo valley crab avocado crostini

October 1st, 2016 by

Simple, delicious and nutritious! In a bowl, combine the crab meat, 
chilli and crème fraîche. Slice the avocado into 15 thin slices, squeeze over the lime juice and toss 
with a pinch of sea salt. Drizzle the bread with a little olive oil and toast. Top each toasted baguette slice with a piece of avocado, […]

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Goats cheese and trout toasties

September 22nd, 2016 by

Impress your guests (or just yourself) with these easy and ever so yummy toasties! Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Using a pastry cutter that is slightly larger than the goats’ cheese rounds, cut a circle from each slice of bread. Brush the bread rounds with a little olive oil, scatter with a few thyme leaves […]

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Mug cakes: friend or foe

August 29th, 2016 by

According to Google’s 2016 Food Trends report, the highest ranked search in the ‘bite-sized snack’ category is the mug cake. But a recent Buzzfeed article claims that they just don’t work. For a variety of reasons …. They explode; they turn into a molten lava of sugary egg; or just into a rubbery blob. And even when they do […]

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Reasons to love bread #8: Price

August 22nd, 2016 by

We are on a mission. To remind people of the health contributions bread makes to our diet. Bread has been stigmatised – said to cause everything from weight gain to bloating. People actively avoid bread because it is a source of carbohydrates or because it contains gluten. What many people forget is, that far from being an […]

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Tuna bruschetta

August 17th, 2016 by

Just 3 simple steps to a tasty light lunch! Drizzle 4tbsp of the reserved olive oil from the tuna over the slices of bread. Place under a preheated grill for 2 minutes or until golden brown and crispy Place the chopped tomatoes, garlic and basil into a bowl and mix together. Top the bread with the […]

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Foods you should never put in the fridge

August 15th, 2016 by

As the temperature rises it is tempting to store more food in the fridge to help it last longer. But there are certain foods that should NEVER be stored in the fridge, and according to a new guide by the Good Housekeeping Institute, bread is one of those. They say that far from extending its […]

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Great British Bake Off is Back

August 8th, 2016 by

Finally, the schedulers at the BBC have announced that the Great British Bake Off will start on Wednesday 24 August. We are so excited. Just the Olympics to get through, and three-days after the closing ceremony the best programme to grace our screens will return. After a summer of watching grown men kick a ball about; watching athletes jump […]

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Reasons to love bread #9: Taste

July 11th, 2016 by

We at FAB Flour are on a mission. We are sad that bread, once a staple of the British diet, has become demonised. People are actively avoiding bread, worried because it is a source of carbohydrates or because it contains gluten. What many people don’t seem to realise is, that far from being an unhealthy […]

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The scientific reason toast is so much more than bread

Hot buttered toast

June 28th, 2016 by

Bread is great – flavoursome, heady and great company for cheese . But toast, well toast is just better. The smell, the texture, the taste. It is so much more than a dried out charred bread. It is culinary heaven. And the reason why can be explained by science. Let us introduce the Maillard reaction. When […]

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Homemade chia and berry jam on toast

June 20th, 2016 by

DO NOT be put off by having to make your own jam – it takes less than half an hour and is totally deeelish Heat the berries in a small pan (frozen of fresh) for 5 mins until they are warm and have started to break down Add the chia seeds and maple syrup Simmer on […]

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Reasons to love bread #10: Choice

June 16th, 2016 by

We at FAB Flour are on a mission. We are sad that bread, once a staple of the British diet, has become demonised. People are actively avoiding bread, worried because it is a source of carbohydrates or because it contains gluten. What many people don’t seem to realise is, that far from being an unhealthy food […]

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Greek toast

June 7th, 2016 by

Houmous, black olives, rocket and sesame seeds on toast. A delightful way to remind you of holidays in the Greek Isles … even if you’ve never been! If you haven’t noticed, I have a slight obsession with houmous. It’s so versatile and can be filled with all sorts of flavours such as lemon, garlic, pepper […]

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Houmous, rocket and pomegranate on toast

June 1st, 2016 by

I originally saw this idea on Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and at first and I wondered what all the fuss was about. However after trying it, it is my favourite small lunch to go to when in a hurry. Houmous, pomegranate and rocket are always a staple in my kitchen as they taste so fantastic together. Try […]

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Spiralised courgette, pesto and peas on toast

May 30th, 2016 by

Move over avocado, here are other luscious green wares to have on our toast …. Spiralize 1 courgette, sauté in a pesto sauce for around 3 minutes just to heat really. Then add fresh garden peas (or place frozen peas in a mug of boiling water while you sauté the courgette). It takes just minutes to […]

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Toast to fill you up

May 25th, 2016 by

Yet another brilliant combination of eggs and avocado on toast. This time from Sisley at Sew White. She sprinkles the finished affair with just a dash of chilli flakes for an extra kick. | This is sure to keep you going till lunch time (or dinner time!)

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Avocado, pomegranate, cucumber on toast

May 19th, 2016 by

What better way to start the day of off than with the classic avocado on toast. It seems every health fanatic and food blogger is going mad for avocado but with good reason! Packed with healthy fats, this green bombshell is a great way to fill yourself up. By ditching sugary breakfasts, and replacing it […]

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Sardines on toast

April 27th, 2016 by

There’s something a bit Second-World-War about sardines on toast. But the truth is: they’re delicious; they’re simple to make; they’re cheap; and they’re ready in 5-minutes. What’s not to love?

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Dragon eggs on toast

April 22nd, 2016 by

Bacon, black pudding, eggs (look at the box – we’re in Wales so these are Dragon eggs), rye toast & avocado. And all after a magic night’s sleep; mostly because when they woke, the children read their books in bed & didn’t wake us up (a first!). Hooray for us

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Crushed minty peas on toast

April 16th, 2016 by

While mushy peas might represent disappointing caravan holidays spent dodging the rain; a crushed pea dip is light and summery and reminds us that somewhere the sun is shining. A big thanks to April Bloomfield, chef at Spotted Pig, for her recipe that brings so much hope and promise.

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*THE* classic combo

April 12th, 2016 by

There are some things that can’t be messed with; some things that can’t be improved. And the classic combo of avocado, crispy bacon and runny fried egg all perched atop a golden slice of toast is one of them. Thanks delicious. magazine for reminding us!

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Greens on toast

April 7th, 2016 by

Forget avo on toast, that’s so last year. This year it’s all about using under-utilised ingredients such as radish leaves and using big bold flavours, such as pickled chili or aged butter, to liven them up. Watch the video from Bon Appetit and be the envy of your friends when you make some yourself.

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French Toast Skewers

April 4th, 2016 by

Wow! Make your French toast portable by popping chunks of it on a skewer, interspersed with slices of banana and drizzled in caramel sauce. Eating from a stick gives you a free hand to hold a cocktail. Bonus! The recipe, via The Kitchn, includes a recipe for homemade caramel sauce.

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One pan fry up

March 19th, 2016 by

Forget those expensive, gimmicky pans with separate compartments to cook all the different components of a fry-up. A bit of patience and a steady hand is all you need. Oh and a slice of crisp, buttery toast. Viva la weekend!

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Toasters through the ages

March 16th, 2016 by

The practice of toasting bread became popular in the Roman Empire. The word “toast” actually comes from the Latin “tostum,” which means “to burn or scorch.” The first electric toaster was invented in 1893 by Scotsman Alan MacMasters, but it wasn’t very popular. The iron wiring would often melt, creating a fire hazard. That was […]

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Avocado toast bruschetta

March 14th, 2016 by

Satisfying starter or light lunch, bruschettas offer endless possibilities. Avocado is king in my diet and this bruschetta celebrates it deliciously! Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado, cubed 2 slices of your favourite crusty bread a dozen cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered ¼ a red onion, diced ½ a lemon, juiced 2 tbsp olive oil salt & […]

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Ricotta toast four ways

March 11th, 2016 by

Who knew that whipped and salted ricotta, slathered on toast and crowned with vibrant toppings could taste so good? Using an electric whisk or a wooden spoon beat 200g of ricotta with a pinch of salt, leave in the fridge to thicken, overnight or for as long as you have the patience for, then garnish […]

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Breakfast bagels

March 7th, 2016 by

Fed up of the same old breakfasts? Why not try out some new breads AND some new toppings with this range of bagel inspo by those breakfast experts at Shake Up Your Wake Up

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Toast and soldiers

March 7th, 2016 by

What a delightful way to present a boiled egg and toast. Add some super scrummy seasonings like celery salt or sweet paprika. It’s a winner and bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

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Avocado and slow-roasted tomatoes on toast

February 22nd, 2016 by

Jamie Oliver’s take on Australian cafe-food is a perfect breakfast idea for a special occassion (Mother’s Day is coming up folks!)  |  You can slow-roast the tomoatoes in advance  |  Why not make a big batch and keep some in the fridge to scatter over salads and add to pasta sauce.

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A country kitchen classic

February 3rd, 2016 by

You can’t beat homemade jam on toast. Suzanne told us: My homemade damson jam is the perfect topping for toast, along with a bit of butter. Every year I forage a few pounds of fruit and make enough to keep me supplied for the year and give a few to family and friends. Toastastic! Our […]

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Nutty twice over

February 2nd, 2016 by

We all feel a bit nuts sometimes don’t we? Claire shares her post for crunchy peanut butter on toast smothered with nutella. Nut-tastic Suzanne.

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Star of toasts

January 25th, 2016 by

Metal cookie-cutters can take your breakfast to another level.  You can use them to cut your bread or as a mould to fry eggs in. Toasted sandwich thins, bacon, red sauce and top with the star of the show … a star-shaped fried egg!

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Breakfast week

January 24th, 2016 by

23-30 January 2016 is National Breakfast Week, designed to remind people of the wonderful foods produced by UK farmers; the health benefits of eating breakfast; along with some ideas and inspiration of great breakfast options to suit your lifestyle, budget and tastes. To celebrate Breakfast Week we’re running a competition. Simply tell us about your […]

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Next level avo on toast

January 24th, 2016 by

*THE* perfect breakfast for a cold day.   Toast, avocado, poached egg and toasted pumpkin seeds.   Think of all that fibre and all those great natural oils. Shiny hair here we come!

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Curly kale on toast

January 24th, 2016 by

See, you don’t need a nutribullet to eat curly kale!  Saute it and enjoy it on toast with sunblush tomatoes. Accompanied here with toast and Manchego cheese and toasted black sesame seeds. Delish

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Breakfast bruschetta

January 24th, 2016 by

Sourdough toast, oven-roasted cherry tomotoes, bacon all topped with a poached egg. Divine You can also rub the toast with garlic before layering the rest of the ingredients.

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