Modified Sourdough Bread Recipe

In England last week I happened across a book for sourdough bread bakers ("Do Sourdough - Slow Bread for Busy Lives" by Andrew Whitley who runs, quote, one of Britain's leading organic bakeries). What's nice about it is that the methods are born of real life commercial practice with a healthy leavening of serious science [...]

2014-11-04T18:18:14-05:00Tuesday, November 4, 2014|


As loyal followers are aware, we like baking ....

2013-09-23T08:06:12-04:00Monday, September 23, 2013|

A transformative experience

I read in the (Observer on-line) newspaper that "Sourdough-production is one of those kitchen routines that's somehow life-affirming and transformative" and also that, compared to mass-produced pap, "Sourdough, by contrast, is bread with immense character, with presence – bread with a point. And that's why I think you might want to have a go at [...]

2013-05-12T11:00:00-04:00Sunday, May 12, 2013|

Iranian bread (sort of)

We purchased an Iranian flat(ish) bread recently that was so excellent I tried to reproduce it.  What I managed to come up with - and this is a work in progress that has to be refined - was a perfect simulacrum of the original in all respects except that it was most decidedly not flat [...]

2013-02-03T15:23:06-05:00Sunday, February 3, 2013|

Continuing the bread story

A short entry ... Today was somewhat of s dull day and so, amongst other achievements, we created a new bread. You will find the recipe and photographs of our Green Olive and Thyme Bread by following the link in the right hand column. Tasty, quite easy and worth the making

2010-08-21T19:25:11-04:00Saturday, August 21, 2010|


Bread If I come back as anything more intelligent than a rabbit or a squirrel then I might well decide to be a baker in my next life.  Baking bread is just a lot of fun, you keep out of trouble, you put food on the table and you get to share a bottle of [...]

2010-06-08T12:53:59-04:00Tuesday, June 8, 2010|

Bread news and a book

Bread news ... I have started posting a couple of basic and practical bread recipes ion this journal for those who fancy having a go at this addictive pastime.  Look in the menu to the right or the one at top of the page for the special section and have fun. A worrying book ... [...]

2009-09-27T16:44:28-04:00Sunday, September 27, 2009|

Serious bread …

Something that is as far from birding as you can get ... Yesterday, we happened across a book on bread making (something which we do all the time - mostly by the sourdough method) written by the lady who started the wonderful Premier Moisson chain of bread shops in the Montreal area and co-written by [...]

2009-06-21T13:50:00-04:00Sunday, June 21, 2009|
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