Tag: bread-making

November 11, 2012

Haven’t posted anything for a good while about breadmaking, as I haven’t been doing anything exciting. I lost my sourdough starter, and although I know I can get some back from others I gave it to (or start a new sourdough), I haven’t been in…

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April 13, 2012

… as I have even started buying flour through them! Following my breadmaking course in December, I haven’t had many hands-on sessions. I’ve used the bread machine for convenience when busy, but was determined to start making it by hand again, as what I made…

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December 3, 2011

I spent the whole day today making bread. When I lived in Sussex, I used to do quite a bit of breadmaking by hand, but in more recent years, I have been corrupted by the electric breadmaker. So when I tried my hand at making…

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May 7, 2011

Over a year ago, I promised that I would write up some instructions on how to use a sourdough starter. This was more difficult than I expected. It is one thing to know how to do something, it is quite another to explain it. As…

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April 21, 2011

I may have mentioned, that while I was in San Francisco, I went on a sourdough hunt. I’ve baked my own version of sourdough before, but to have the genuine article would be wonderful. I wasn’t going to spend too long on it, but I…

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February 13, 2010

Because I have been poorly, I never did get round to making the rye starter I intended to. From my original starter, I have made 3 loaves of bread, with the folllowing results: 1) Traditional circular Sourdough, baked on a metal tray. This was made…

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January 29, 2010

About ten years ago, when I lived in Brighton, I had a pet called Bambi. I took my responsibilities very seriously, and made sure that it was always warm and well fed.

But then my life changed. With a new career, I was away on business a lot, and not at home to take care of things. For a few months, I was technically homeless, and it became clear Bambi would have to go. I asked various friends if they would offer a home, but no-one seemed interested, so in the end I flushed Bambi down the loo.

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