During July my younger step-daughter was married. I was thrilled when she and the bridegroom asked me to bake a range of breads that would be the feature of the first course at the sit-down dinner for 200 people. The bread was to be accompanied by an interesting range of salsas, dips and charcuterie.
They were surprised when I said that as well as grand sourdough wheaten loaves I would make wedding rolls with refined white flour. As far as I know, they are Jewish and would have been popular in London’s East End, and in Manchester, the two main areas in the UK where there were concentrations of Jewish bakeries.Continue Reading