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Baking School: The Bread Ahead Cookbook

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The perfect gift for the baker in your life! From sourdough bread and pizza recipes to croissants and doughnuts, 'tis the season for baking.

Best known for Justin's world-famous doughnuts, the 
Bread Ahead Bakery in Borough Market is also home to their Bakery School, where thousands have learned to make sourdough, croissants, Swedish ryebread, pizza and much more.

Now, using this book, you can too, from the comfort of your own home.

Divided by country, including 
EnglishFrenchItalian and Nordic, there are chapters on sourdoughgluten-free bakingflatbreads and - of course - doughnuts. Learn everything you need to know to make Justin's famed 'pillows of joy', from the classic vanilla custard to salted honeycomb.

Fun, practical and designed to take you from beginner to artisan, 
Baking School will fill your heart and home with the glorious smell of homemade bread.

Matthew Jones set up Flour Power City bakery in 1999, and is the co-founder of Bread Ahead, which has branches in Borough Market, Kings Cross, Chelsea, Covent Garden and Westfield Stratford. Head Baker and Pastry Chef at St John for twelve years, Justin Gellatly created the St John Bakery and restaurants' legendary sourdough bread and doughnuts, and is Head Baker at Bread Ahead Bakery and School. He is also the author of Bread, Cake, Doughnut, PuddingLouise Gellatly is a former chef who now bakes and teaches at Bread Ahead.

Hardback 320 pages.

Buy Baking School: The Bread Ahead Cookbook at Ratton Pantry.


Ratton Pantry is an independent, family owned business. Recognising the need for good quality baking ingredients online, we set about stocking a selection of premium kitchen, pantry and baking essentials such as flour and yeast, along with premium imported Italian ingredients.