Monday, 31 December 2012

Bread Club Christmas Party
All the Bread Heads got to meet one another at our Christmas get together!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Have a look at this - yes we have been making seeded loaf and brioche at the food4 macc direct bread club here in MACC!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Foccacia Fun!

It's Saturday and we made Foccacia!
We added more water to see if we could get an even better Foccacia this morning and it worked!It was much more 'spongier' and a great taste.
In fact we are going to add even more next time!
Thanks to Janet for the impressive pics!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Oat Bread and Foccacia today at the hub!

In the morning we all made Oat Bread using local Mornflake oats! - had a good report back that it was rather delicious! Who needs porridge for breakfast when you can have Oat Bread.

In the afternoon it was a replay of Foccacia for those who hadn't made it before.
We had new 'Bread Heads' attend as well  which makes for a lovely mix of  old and new bakers.
It is always a lovely warm and  chatty atmosphere on these bready occasions.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

More Cheese please

                                     A happy bread clubber showing off her great cheese bread!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

In the morning the club made CHEESE BREAD a really yummy one especially toasted. One club member said he loves to put jam on his!

The afternoon saw us making OAT BREAD which has a really lovely oaty taste would you believe!
We had yet more new members join us today - we always have a nice sociable get together with 'oldies' helping the 'newbies'.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Seeing Red!

Beetroot Bread AM - Cheese Bread PM!

It was a bready bready day today at the Hub! In the morning everyone made Beetroot Bread and a few extras for the food4maccdirect orders - we call this our Community Bread.
Wow it was bright red!
All the beetroot was bought locally at Cuttleford Farm Congleton where they grow it, we also used local flour from Walk Mill Nr Chester and baked in our tins made in Macclesfield. In the afternoon we made cheesy bread - the flavour wasn't cheesy it was yummy!
Watch this space - more pics to follow!

Promised you more
Julie's Loaf!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Another First at the BREAD CLUB HQ!

Yes we are so popular that we have had to hold  a bread club on a Saturday to accomodate all the people that want to make real bread!
There was a real sense of enjoyment and interest today as we talked,mixed, folded, waited, had tea and samples of cheese bread. (Afuture new recipe for the Bread Clubbers!)
The cheese bread went down a storm with lots of oohs, ahhs and mmm's!- thanks Ruth

Monday, 1 October 2012

A Full Day Making Bread

The report in the local Macclesfield Express about the FOOD4MACCDIRECT bread club has brought lots of new Bread Heads keen to make real bread. To cope with that demand we had to have 2 sessions today. The first one with the 'Newbies' (first timers!) making a Quick Yeasted Loaf were they doubled up the recipe and used half the dough for themselves, leaving half the dough to make a Community Loaf to sell through F4M - Brilliant!
In the afternoon the 'Oldies' ( as in they have been a couple of times!) made Chelsea Buns.
A good time was had by all!


Monday, 17 September 2012

Start of a new phase - Community Bread!

Today starts a new phase at f4md Bread Club at Gilchrist Ave in Macclesfield.
10 of us got together to bake 2 loaves each, one of which will be sold through f4md as a Community loaf at the very reasonable price of £1.60, and the other was taken home by the Bread Clubbers!.
We made quick yeasted Wholemeal,Half Wholemeal and half White, and White.

Week 7 Stilton and Walnut
Here is a pic of this weeks delectable delights as made by the food4maccdirect  Bread Club here in Macclesfield!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Monday, 20 August 2012


Well it was
Bread Club Recipe 5 Focaccia today!
Not only that but the press were there in the form of Chris Slater from the Macclesfield Express with a photographer in tow - so look out for the report in the paper soon!.
Chris was hands on along with the rest of the Bread Clubbers! It was a little chaotic but we all got there in the end.
  This is a picture of what Andy made who  attended for the first time today.
A great achievement I think!
And yet another one from Sheila

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Yet another picture of a very satisfied Bread Club fan!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

         Here are 2 of the loaves that were made at the Food4maccdirect Bread Club by 2 happy Bread Heads!

Monday, 23 July 2012


We had a full house at Gilchrist Ave in Macclesfield where we hold our bread club.
We revisited this recipe once more for the newbies! Not only that but we had a great bit of publicity. Take a look

It tasted exceptionally yummy!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Well it was Old Dough this morning and it wasn't mouldy!
2 newbies joined us today to make :

and the recipe went something like this:

and it turned out just like this:

and a good time was had by all!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Yes - not one but 2 Mayors opened the Hub at 14 Gilchrist Ave in Macclesfield, not only that but David Rutley MP came and said a few words as well!
Why not join our ever increasing members and start to buy local food for local people!
Or you can now hire the Hub for  half or full day for a nominal amount.
  Here is a video of the launch!




Monday, 25 June 2012

Exciting times abound as The Bread Club held it's first get together at the Hub (14,Gilchrist Ave. Macclesfield.)
The introductory recipe was a 'Quick loaf' with a choice of making White,Wholemeal, or 50/50.
From start to finish it can take as little as 3hours - but as I have heard many times now 'Slower is better' when it comes to flavoursome bread, and it's not as hard as you might think - why not join us on the next part of our bread journey on July 16th!

If you are interested contact 


Monday, 11 June 2012

We went down the savoury line this week with a Stilton and Walnut number!
We hope to be holding the next Bread Club at our new Hub which will be great, and hopefully encourage new members in Macclesfield!
Here are the pics - having tried a nibble of one of them they seem pretty tasty too!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Well at last F4MD has a hub in Macclesfield at 14, Gilchrist Ave - Hurray!
The helpers !

Men at work!
At last lets get out the Champagne or was it Cava!
Taking F4MD forward - Cheers!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Lardy Cake
Something sweet was the request for this weeks bread club, so lardy cake was the what we made.
We all seemed to do different things, either by accident or choice. One of us forgot to add half of the fat - oops! we used different flour, local and British. There was a smokey air around the aga as the cakes began to bake.
Lets see what the feedback is- a hit or a miss!

Monday, 30 April 2012

Focaccia 2 The Rival!

Tried another Focaccia recipe today using 'leaven' - (Wild yeast) and fresh yeast.
We started with part 2 of the recipe first ( i.e. here's one I made earlier) type idea, because of time restrictions. So we were able to bake and taste the results. Yum Yum!
Then we started a new batch and finished it off at home.

This is the end result -

Monday, 16 April 2012

Potato and Rosemary Bread

The day started with a bit of humour when someone (who shall remain nameless )sent a recipe stating we needed 3 bulbs of garlic instead of 3 cloves!! We had enough garlic to feed the whole of Macc -
Well not really but we had a lot!!!.

things seemed a bit slow in the bread rising department, but it all turned out well in the end.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Focaccia Bread Day!

We had a go at making focaccia bread today - starting to act like we know what we are doing, hence trying more advanced bread - well different  bread anyway!
It's a lot wetter dough than the norm and struggled to add the recommended quantity of water.
Anyway here are a couple of pics - I think they look ok and I know one tastes ok!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Danger HXB!

Well today was Hot X Bun day using an adapted Andrew Whitley recipe. The dough wasn't as easy to handle, and didn't come together as easily as a normal (i.e. just flour, water, salt kind of normal)  bread recipe, on saying that it was all ok in the end and they turned out great. Just need to sample them with a bit of real butter -yum!