When the Beyond Baked Beans team asked if I’d do a recipe that would appeal to students for their blog I was pleased but stumped. It’s a long time since I was a student and I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to get through Uni without having to cook much more than the odd slice of cheese on toast and the very occasional chilli. This isn’t because I lived at home rather its because I lived in college all three years and the college catering seemed to be modelling itself on a pretty reasonable hotel. And then each time I [...]
Continue reading Burgers,three ways
A little while back I set a sourdough starter running. The first ten days to two weeks you are just supposed to leave the mix of flour water and grapes to get on with doing its own thing although the urge to peek,tweet and blog about progress got the better of me. In the process I experienced the joys of seeing the starter come to life and also its unique and pungent smell!
After 10 days it was time then time to start the daily feeding routine. This involves feeding the starter twice daily with flour and water. [...]
Continue reading Feeding time at the sourdough zoo
On Sunday Monday I finally decided to make a sourdough starter. It takes FOUR weeks of patient waiting and ‘feeding’before you get to make a loaf.
Blimey. I’m not a patient person so each time I pass I have to try very hard to resist taking a peek to see what’s happening under the lid. Sometimes I just manage to leave it alone others I succumb. So I thought I’d share these peeks with you so you too can live the joys and worries of making sourdough. I’ll keep updating this post so come back if you want to [...]
Continue reading Under the bonnet:Sourdough progress
I love sourdough bread in all its varieties and I’ve always quite fancied making it myself. Looking around some of my favourite food blogs recently I saw that sourdough is of those things people are trying out –maybe its the credit crunch that makes us all want to bake bread,I don’t know,but it certainly seems to be on the rise (!).
A bit of looking about,a bit of tweeting and it seemed that the king (and queen) of sourdough recipes comes from Sam and Sam Clarks ‘Moro’cookbook. It doesn’t seem hard (or maybe it is [...]
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