At the Tasmanian Women In Agriculture Conference last weekend at Deloraine I delivered two workshops. As a gift afterwards they gave me one of the best gifts ever a 5kg bag of stone ground organic spelt flour from the Callington Mill in Oatlands, Tasmania. Yesterday I put the flour through its paces, even if only to to make a loaf of … Continue reading Spelt Bread
Well the experiment I spoke about in my last blog worked! I used the dregs from the stout barrel (called "Trub" I am told by a brewing expert) as the only raising agent in a loaf of bread. Quite truthfully I had my doubts, but mixed up a batch or bread minus the dried yeast I … Continue reading Stout and Beer Bread from Trub
Robert (husband) has taken to brewing his own beer and stout. He's not much of a drinker mind you, but loves playing around with the brews. There is however, a great quantity building up in the shed. Last night he left half a stubbie of stout sitting on the bench. We needed bread so I threw … Continue reading Beer or Stout Bread
For the last two weeks I have been experimenting more with sourdough. I made a plant last week from wheat flour as usual, using stone ground wholemeal flour and warm water. All you need to do is mix 2 tablespoons of the flour with about 3 tablespoons warm water. I use tank water which is … Continue reading Sourdough – yeast that comes free from the air, plus gluten free sourdough starter.
I don't know about anyone else, but I seem to always end up with leftover cooked porirdge - not much mind you, just enough to think it shouldn't be wasted. (I hate wasting perfectly good food). I've found a really good way to use it up is in bread dough. You can make a large loaf, … Continue reading Leftover Porridge to make Oat Bread
Today there is cause for great rejoicing, a monumental day in my kitchen. I have finally accomplished the making of a successful sourdough plant. I had been told it was virtually unachievable, and indeed my previous attempts have been anything but inspiring but now I know it can be done and how to do it. … Continue reading Sourdough starter and loaf