Not Just a Dough But a State of Mind: Flavoured Glutenfree Sourdough Bread

“When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?’” Sydney J. Harris Sourdough is a special thing. It requires hard work and experience, but – indeed – every bite worth the effort that its making. Even in itself sourdough has a tangy, special, deep and unique taste, […]

Little Pleasures: Glutenfree Sourdough Focaccia with Tomatoes and Herbs

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden “Thinking big” is the fashionable and the one-to-follow lifestyle of today’s world. Whilst it is nothing inherently wrong with it, when one believes that “big” is better than “small”, that “stretching to the limit” is what everyone must do, that […]

Sourdough Collection: San Francisco White, Russian Rye and Egyptian Kamut

“Affluence separates people. Poverty knits ’em together. You got some sugar and I don’t; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I’ll give you some of mine.” Ray Charles It is surprisingly easy to create new life. Place a few tablespoons of  flour in a mason jar. Stir  warm […]

From the Memory of the Communal Ovens: Chestnut (Puree) Sourdough Loaf

“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.” Kazuo Ishiguro Making deliciously moist, soft loaves, which are multi-purpose breads with long shelf-life is a thankful activity, as one can bake bread enough for a week as they […]

Foraging, On a New Level…In the Kitchen Cupboard: Yesterday’s Loaf, Today’s Bread

Foraging is the oldest method of human food gathering. It simply means collecting naturally growing leaves, flowers, berries, nuts, mushrooms and roots. The beneficial qualities  of collecting and eating wild food are countless. Foraged food is healthy, ecological, tastes fantastic, and is a joy to collect! When something is in its natural environment – without […]

The Benefits of An Old-Fashioned, Simple Life: In Love with Harvest, Wheat and Bread

 “After a full belly all is poetry.”  Frank McCourt    There are not too many people who appreciate the simple things in life. As the world becomes more complicated and advanced, people struggle through days rather than live through with happiness, interest and love. The advantages to the new technological world are clear, but it […]

Mixed Method Baguette

“All sorrows are less with bread.”  Miguel de Cervantes Life is a combination of magic and bread. Franz Kafka, the famous writer said: “So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all the questions for the time being.” Therefore, baking bread has to carry the qualities of a life-solving activity. It […]

Hearthy Treacle Sourdough

Black treacle is any un-crystallized syrup made during the refining of sugar. Whilst regular molasses is the first or second boiling of cane sugar syrup, black treacle is the third boiling of the syrup. Iron levels appear to increase 5% in the third boiling. Scientists from La Trobe University, Australia, have found that eating treacle is a way to inhibit the absorption of calories. […]

Red Wine, Tomato and Seed Sourdough Bread

  Seductive fresh red wine….fruity sweet tomato….healthy sharp sourdough…crispy nutty seeds….what can it go wrong here? This creation has a distinctive flavour and can perfectly support and accompany any type of cheese, cold meat or fruit. It is extremely pleasurable toasted consumed with creamy soups. Ingredients 150ml sourdough culture 350g good-quality white flour 50 ml red […]