Archive for the ‘baking’ Category

  • My name is Melissa Rees. Originally from Suffolk, I met my husband Jeremy while living in Brixton. We moved to Shropshire in 1997 and have 3 daughters and a young son. Of course I love to cook but I wouldn’t be happy to be without writing, planting and reading.
  • "Hi Melissa, My friends and I want to thank you so much for your wonderful meal. We all thoroughly enjoyed your splendid food and were so impressed by how you managed it all so wonderfully and unobtrusively. It was also so kind of you to help our stranded friend while cooking for 25 simultaneously!! We couldn’t recommend you highly enough; a business like yours deserves to succeed. We had high expectations and you didn’t disappoint. Warm regards June"


tiger bread

Had a lovely time teaching part 2 of my bread course up at Brompton this week. We made tiger bread and I set all the students on the road to sour dough production which feels good.  I’ve taken to labeling the pots of salt and...

by Milly on June 23rd, 2012
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Had such a rewarding day teaching at Brompton on Saturday: 14 novice bakers went away with masses of loaves, buns and soda bread and not a failure among them. I managed to cook a plastic tray quite dramatically but it all added to the theatre...

by Milly on April 23rd, 2012
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