Sourdough bread is amazing! The unique thing about it is that instead of yeast it uses a starter, made from flour and water, to help it rise. But whenever I make sourdough, there is always a little bit of starter left over - it is fed and ready, but unused (sigh!). So my goal for #Sourdough … Continue reading How to Make Super Simple Sourdough Flatbread
I recently heard about Sourdough September. I came across it on Twitter and to be honest, a whole month celebrating the power of sour? Yum! I'm in. It's run by the Real Bread Campaign and it's based out of the UK. You can learn all about it on their website here. The idea is to raise awareness … Continue reading Sourdough September
Sourdough has nearly defeated me! That's probably good for this blog but not so great for my sanity. So, here are my top 8 tried (many times!) and tested tips for making sourdough bread without losing your mind! 1. Be prepared to try and fail. This may seem a defeatist first step (!), but when … Continue reading 8 Top Tips for Sourdough Success
Sourdough. It's hard! Many, many times I have worked for what has felt like days only to pull a shrunken, sunken concrete slab of 'bread' out of the oven, producing in me a great desire to throw the inedible bread-brick out of the kitchen window. I haven't actually thrown it - yet! So, I still … Continue reading Sourdough Stories: How to make a Sourdough Starter.
This week I made double the amount of bread in my wholemeal bread recipe as we were running very low! I have four loaf tins but only three are the same size, the other one is a lot smaller. So after the first rise, I split the dough into roughly three equal bigger amounts and one … Continue reading A Little Extra Goodness
I have loved starting this blog! Really loved it! And I am looking forward to writing more posts, but something has occurred to me over the last few days. I have been tentatively telling my friends and family that I have been writing a blog, and they, as lovely people would, have asked to read … Continue reading Defeating the purpose?!
As one of the purposes of my blog is to document my efforts to view making mistakes as opportunities to learn rather than reasons not to try, here are some of the mistakes I've made and the things I've learnt through making the bread in my post Bring on the Bread! The more you make … Continue reading Bring on the Bread…Part 2
A few years ago I had an urge to make bread. I'm not sure why! My mum often makes bread so I vaguely knew about it but I'd never attempted it. I had recently read 'The Storyteller' by Jodi Picoult, which describes bread making beautifully, so maybe that prompted me. Anyway, I asked my mum to … Continue reading Bring on the Bread!
And yet, I act like it does. It's not that I don't try. I'm always trying. I've always been a 'try-er'. When I've decided to do something, I definitely put in the maximum effort, and make sure it's as good as it can be. But somewhere along the way, a long time ago, probably for many and … Continue reading It can’t hurt to try…