What’s Weekend Bakery?
Weekend Bakery wants to offer and share information, tips, techniques, recipes and tools for the ‘professional’ home baker, with a warm interest in the art of artisan bread making. Weekend Bakery points to the fact that a lot of people, like us, concentrate their baking activities around the weekends and holidays. The moments you look forward to, thinking about what recipes to try out or which favorite loaves to bake.
Weekend Bakery is serious about artisan bread making. We have our own ‘at home micro bakery’. After extensive research we found that the way to great bread leads straight to our home. Making bread in small quantities with time and attention will deliver great and rewarding results. We know that there are excellent artisan bakers to be found in some places. But not everybody has one close by or can afford to buy their bread. So why not try and make your own? It’s a hobby with great benefits for your mind as well as your body. Making good bread appeals to all your senses. Working with dough can be your own form of meditation. Your body can seriously benefit from the bread you make.
So there are lot’s of good reasons to make your own. Maybe you’ve already discovered them. We would love to hear about your bread making and share information. So if you are serious about good bread making, Weekend Bakery is the place for you. Get your hands stuck in a piece of dough and smell the aroma of your own sourdough starter.
Our Artisan At Home Bakery
We are passionate home bakers. We have been sharing our quest for good food and especially good bread for over 15 years. We love sharing our home made bread and baking recipes with friends and family and everybody who’s interested in what we are doing. We are especially enthusiastic about the ‘artisan’ way of baking. Traditional methods, few ingredients, lots of taste. It’s amazing and rewarding to discover you can make a wonderful bread out of flour, water and salt and a bit of home made sourdough.
Taking Home Baking one step further
Good bread needs good material. After baking lot’s of bread in your run of the mill oven and with the aid of your free standing mixer the ambitious home baker begins to feel the limitations. We did, and so we looked further and discovered that there is such a thing as ‘semi professional’ equipment for home and small professional bakers. That’s how we came to be the proud owners of a Rofco baking oven with stone floors and a Haussler Alpha mixer with a serious spiral hook that’s not afraid of a few kilo’s of dough.
Things we love to bake and make
There are some items that we have really ‘made our own’ over the years. Next to the “Pain Rustique’ and Pain au Levain’ that has an ever growing enthusiastic following, we have a few other favorites. We make traditional Dutch specialties like suikerbrood (sugar loaf) speculaas, cinnamon buns and Roggebrood (rye bread). We love making our own pizza and flatbreads and more recently also baguettes. We also make our own marmalade from the Sevilla oranges when in season and do not shy away from all things chocolate and caramel.
And also…home roasting
We are among the small group of people who like to roast their own coffee. Coffee is also a subject we are passionate about and we love to talk about it while drinking a good single estate espresso or cappuccino. Coffee is as interesting as wine, so lot’s to discover and never a boring coffee.
Besides the baking
We love to travel. Our favorite destinations are France, Italy, Norway and Canada. Favorite cities: New York, Venice, Amsterdam.
Also fond of cooking of course, Italian kitchen standing out, also love Indian and Japanese food.
Proud owners of over 150 cookbooks.
Today & The future
More good bread and coffee to share. Bakery visits, workshops, wood fired oven, herb garden, high tea parties, wine tasting, walks in the woods with a puppy, chickens.
Thanks for stopping by at Weekend Bakery!
Ed & Marieke