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Red miso in the red dough to give it the colour and flavour, and a bit of tomato to help with colour too 🙂


To celebrate the world cup starting on Friday we’ve been baking World Cup Doodle Bread, first up SOUTH AFRICA DOODLE BREAD  🙂

Maisie is the daughter of a good friend of mine, and before christmas, Maisie and I had the opportunity to get to make doodlebread together and here’s a wee photo diary of how we got on 🙂 

Here’s maisie, wondering when we’re going to start baking and stop taking photos..

Maisie’s a big girl and doesn’t need anyone’s help opening the packets!


Maisie’s added all the water, and is stirring up the dough..

The dough is getting good and kneaded..

We’ve squished all our dough down into the tin


Now to get cleaned up!

While we’re waiting for the dough to proof, Maisie makes a start colouring in her doodle bread box.. 

We plopped out the doodle before maisie went to bed, and I popped it in the oven. In the morning, we all had fresh Doodle Bread for breakfast!

Maisie has been asking for weeks now when she is going to be on the doodlebread blog, and hopefully she’ll enjoy the photos! Has anyone reading the blog got any photos of making doodle bread? Would you like to share them? Because we’d love to see them! We have some goodies to give away for any that appear on the doodle bread blog, so if you’d like to appear here please Email Us at 



If you’re reading this and you happen to have the Daily Telegraph magazine (UK) from this Saturday, flip through to page 23! There we are! Yo! It’s been order-ama over the weekend but we’re loving the response that we’ve got and we’ve been getting all the orders ready for posting!


I’ve been messing about with a few different ideas for doodle bread recently and was asked to make some puppy doodle bread! This is the first attempt and though the cocoa and blueberry smelt gorgeous I’m not sure the little puppy doodle is right yet.. When I have the proper technique and recipe nailed down I’ll post it up, but in the meantime I thought I’d put a photo up of the first go.

Have finally managed to get most of the doodle bread images we have so far up onto our flickr account, check it out!

Picture 3


This is a recipe for a loaf we’ve been making for the farmers market in Belfast, and has been going down a storm with mostly kids! It’s a chocolate loaf with a vanilla star in the centre. The bread is great to eat with jam, peanut butter, nutella and is great for a treat.

First of all, you need the doodle bread kit some oil, and some extra flour for dusting.


For the chocolate dough – 

335g or 1 1/2 cups of Strong White Bread Flour

20g or 1 tablespoon Sugar

20g or  1 tablespoon Good Quality Cocoa Powder

5g or 1 teaspoon Dried Yeast

pinch of Salt

Dribble of oil or a knob of butter

210ml or about 7 fluid ounces of Warm Water

For the Vanilla Dough

80g or 1/2 cup of Strong White Bread Dough

5g or a teaspoon Dried Yeast

pinch of  Sugar

pinch of Salt

2g (approx) vanilla seeds or vanilla extract

60ml or 2 fluid ounces Warm Water 

Ok, first things first. Make up the chocolate dough by adding the dry ingredients together first, then a dribble of oil and then the water. mix together with your hands or a spoon until you get a ball of dough, put it out onto the table and then knead the dough.

Repeat this with the vanilla dough. For a few more doodle bread pointers in case you aren’t sure by now click here :)

The loaf needs to be left to prove for roughly an hour and at that time, take the doodle out and bake your loaf in a pre-heated oven at 220 c or gas mark 7 or 425 farenheit.

Once the loaf is baked, tap the top and you should hear a hollow noise. Let the loaf cool a bit before slicing!


seeing as the american flag bread went pretty well, I’ve been doing some experimenting with my doodle bread kit to try out some letters! I made a white dough and a beetroot red dough to make the letters.. the loaf is proofing as we speak so who knows how it will turn out lol but fingers crossed!

Just a quick photo of a loaf I made the other day, a tomato and pepper dough in the centre surrounded by plain white. I’m sorry about the not great photography, I was really hungry and wanted to eat it and so just took a quick snap 🙂


This was a total experiment but thought i’d give it a whirl anyway before a market today.. American Flag loaf made with Blueberry and Rasperry loaf 🙂 Thoughts? Do you like it?