Paul Hollywood presents a series in which he reveals the secrets of breads from all over the world and shows how a loaf can be transformed into delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The nation may have fallen in love with baking but for many, homemade bread seems a challenge too far. Paul Hollywood is on a mission to share his passion for baking bread in this new series. Over six weeks, he will reveal the secrets of breads from all over the world and with a feast of mouth-watering recipes, he'll show how even the most humble loaf can be transformed into delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-03-18

Paul Hollywood's Bread - Redbournbury Mill - Netflix

Redbournbury Mill, is a Grade II* listed flour mill in Redbournbury, Hertfordshire, England, which is thought to have been first built in the early 11th Century. Having operated as watermill on the River Ver, the mill is now powered by a diesel engine.

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Following Ivy Hawkins leaving the mill in 1985, the Crown Estate placed Redbournbury up for sale, and in 1987 sold it to its current owners, the James family. The James family were the only interested party who intended to restore the mill to full working order, it having been unused for milling since the 1950s. Subsequently, English Heritage offered the new owners a significant grant to help cover the costs of the renovation, and also reclassified the site to Grade II* listed status, meaning that both the mill and the house are historically protected buildings. On 22 August 1987, just days after renovations had started, a fire broke out in the roof of the mill. The fire quickly spread and gutted most of the mill's interior, as well as the upstairs of the house. The gearing of the mill itself was saved however, which ensured that the mill could be fully restored.

The ensuing restoration project took ten years to complete, and also saw the full repair and installation of a diesel engine which had not been used in approximately 30 years. The Crossley engine, which had been kept in an enthusiast's garden, had previously been used at a water pumping station in Aldershot before being scrapped. A diesel engine was needed because the modern day River Ver suffers from a reduced flow, and as such lacks the power to sufficiently drive the water wheel. In 2005 a bakery was built in one of the disused barns at the front of the mill and was first opened to the public in July 2006. The bakery is open to the public on Saturday mornings and sells a range of breads and cakes all of which are made using flour ground within the mill. In addition, Redbournbury volunteers regularly man stalls at farmers markets in the surrounding area, including those at Harpenden, Kings Langley and St Albans. The bakery is currently overseen by baker Steven Mansbridge. The cereals used to produce the Redbournbury flour are grown locally at Hammonds End farm, Harpenden. This ensures that all Redbournbury products have very low food miles, as Hammonds End is less than 2 miles away from the mill. Since 2013 Redbournbury Mill has appeared on a variety of television shows. Celebrity baker Paul Hollywood visited the mill in 2013 as part of his BBC Two series Paul Hollywood's Bread, whilst his Great British Bake Off co-host Mary Berry also visited the mill in 2016 as part of her “Easter Feast” programme to learn more about the Alban bun, an alleged forerunner to the Hot cross bun. Chef Jay Rayner had previously visited the mill in 2013 to learn more about the Alban bun for a segment on BBC One's The One Show.

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