Knead to Know...more

The Real Bread Campaign's microbakery handbook.

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NB We ONLY send publications within the UK. Please ONLY order the book if you can provide a UK delivery address.

We try to dispatch books once a week but, due to staff working from home, are not always able to do so.

Christmas posting dates - see below

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“Do you want to turn your baking hobby into a microbusiness? Because if you do, you should get this book." Dame Prue Leith, author, cook and TV presenter.

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What is Knead to Know...more?

Knead to Know is the introductory guide to success in baking Real Bread for your local community.

At around twice the length of the original book, the new edition is even more packed with information and advice for startup bakery entrepreneurs on:

  • business models and planning
  • legislation
  • money matters
  • insurance
  • equipment
  • ingredients
  • marketing
  • media relations

...and more. Sandwiched between these wholesome slices are tasty titbits from genuine artisan loafmongers who run successful Real Bread bakeries of all types and sizes.

Who's the book for?

  • Microbakers
  • New and exisisting small, independent high street bakers
  • Community Supported Bakers
  • Social entrepreneurs

Whether starting a microbakery from your own kitchen, teaming up with neighbours to establish a Community Supported Bakery, or taking the next steps as your high street’s baker, this is the unique business guide is for you. The book includes notes for bakers expanding their businesses, from moving to larger premises to taking on staff members. 

While mainly aimed at microbakers in the UK, the new edition includes sippets of advice specifically for readers in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the USA, where the original edition was also devoured.

(We will be working with a publisher to make Knead to Know...more available outside the UK and as an ebook towards the end of 2022.)

Buying options

NB We ONLY send publications within the UK. Please ONLY order the book if you can provide a UK delivery address.

We offer you a number of ways to purchase the book:

If you choose to join us, you will have the option to add one or both books after clicking the 'review order' button.

Our gift subscription page also includes the option to add books to your order.

We will be working with a publisher to make Knead to Know...more available outside the UK and as an ebook once we have sold the original print run, which we anticipate will be towards the end of 2022.

Christmas posting dates

We send books once a week by 2nd class post. Royal Mail's last recommended date for delivery by Christmas is 18 December 2021. On 16 December, we will post books ordered in the week up to (and including) 15 December. Our final mailout of 2021 will be on 22 December. The following mailout will be in the first week of January.

Pay it forward

The Friends In Knead pay-it-forward scheme allows you to buy a copy of the book us to pass on to someone who is serious about starting a bakery microbusiness but faces extra obstacles doing so.

Order a pay it forward copy now [will go live in November 2021]

Our initial partners to find homes for these copies are Luminary Bakery and The School of Artisan Food’s bursary scheme. 

I want to stock Knead to Know...more

We offer a trade discount on orders of 5 copies or more.

If you'd like to sell Knead to Know...more in your bookshop, bakery, baking/cookery school etc in the UK, please download and return this order form. We will then send you an invoice.

Download the trade order form

The Campaign is only staffed on a part-time basis but we aim to respond within a week.

Media enquiries

For media enquiries about the book, the Campaign and Real Bread in general, please contact Knead to Know...more editor and Real Bread Campaign co-ordinator Chris Young:

For any non-media / general enquiries that are not answered on our jam-packed website (try the search facility), please email

NB Chris is the Campaign's only staff member, working the equivalent of three days a week.


I ordered the book but didn't receive confirmation - did you receive my order?
When you complete your order and payment, PayPal will automatically email a receipt to you. This is your order confirmation. If you did not receive it, please check your junk/spam folder.

When will my book arrive?
We send by Royal Mail 2nd class post and try to fulfil orders once a week, though are not always able to do so. If you have not received your book after three weeks, please email us.

I backed your crowdfunding campaign - why haven't I received the book?
On 3 and 4 November 2021, we sent copies to the crowdfunders who selected the book as a reward. If you did not receive one, it might be because you chose to make a donation without a reward. You can sign to Crowdfunder to check. If you find you did select a reward, please email us - see below.

What if I still have a question about the book / my order?
Please email

What people have said

“Do you want to turn your baking hobby into a microbusiness? Because if you do, you should get this book." Dame Prue Leith, author, cook and TV presenter.

“This is a remarkable book. Not only because knowhow springs from every page and transforms into practical wisdom before our eyes, but because it has been fermented by the desire to do good.” Bread Matters, Real Bread Campaign and Scotland the Bread co-founder, Andrew Whitley

About the original edition

“There are lots of books with bread recipes in them, but only one with a bakehouse recipe.” Alex Lister, Rise Artisan Bakehouse, Durham

“The most practical book for anyone thinking of starting a bakery enterprise.” Emma Parkin, Emma’s Bread, Exeter

“Used the first issue of this great book when we started up our cooperative bakery. It was our bible. Highly recommend!!” Sue Bailey, The Forest Bakehouse, Longhope, Gloucestershire

"Your book is brilliant!" Lucas Hollweg, Sunday Times food writer

"Starting a community bakery? This new book is indispensable kit." Joanna Blythman, investigative food journalist and writer

"Whether you fancy joining neighbours to set up a Community Supported Bakery, or want to establish your own high street artisan bakery, this book tells you what to do. As well as basic recipes, it contains wholesome advice on everything from equipment, to techniques and money matters." Clare Hargreaves, BBC Good Food Magazine 'good reads' (June 2011)

"This handbook has been written to help anyone who wants to set up a community bakery in their home, or indeed small commercial bakers who want to stop using additives and switch to making real bread." Charles Campion, London Evening Standard

"The book looks great!" Vicki Hird, Friends of The Earth

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