Baking bread: 7 essentials you need

Getting hooked on our simple loaf recipe but missing the basics? Here are 7 kitchen essentials to support your baking fever step by step.

Weigh it. This 3kg mechanical scale is exactly what you need to make up in style what you lack in storage space. Available in several bright colours, this little helper will satisfy all your basic baking needs. Salter Orb Mechanical Kitchen Scale in Green – £10.99
Mix it. Whether you are kneading bread or mixing your cookie dough, this classic will always occupy an important place in your kitchen. Even your grandma will tell you, this is the good stuff. Mason Cash Ceramic mixing bowl. Available in different sizes, price range £10-£2
Prove it. Once you start making your weekly loaf, give it a special space to rise. This proving banneton is made of German birchwood cane. A perfect bed for your loaf and a perfect present for your newly found baker-self. Hobbs House Bakery Round Proving Basket £12.50

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Perfect serve: 11 serving trays to accessorize your kitchen

These serving trays are great for our uncertain British weather: whether you use them to carry Pimms onto the garden table or a few slices of toast for a cosy breakfast in bed, they will certainly add a special touch to your kitchen.

All trays are available in the UK. International orders are listed with postage costs.

John Lewis allium tray
Passed the flowering season? This tray will bring you beautiful blooms all year round.
John Lewis Allium Tray, 49 x 30cm, £15.00
Feel the heat of the Mediterranean summer with this Majolica-tile inspired tray.
India Jane Al Fresco Tray, 39 x 29cm, £19.50

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