No Waste Christmas Pastry!

I hate kitchen waste with a passion, everything gets used if possible and when I’ve squeezed the last scraps out of the carcass or the vegetables they either go in stock or to compost. Pastry has always stumped me though. I always end up with little scraps that have been rolled multiple times and areContinue reading “No Waste Christmas Pastry!”

How to Make Sourdough Starter – A foolproof method

The easiest way to get going with a sourdough starter is when someone gifts some to you, but if you have to start your own, here is how! It takes 7-10 days to get one going, but if you take care of it, you will have a reliable starter for breads, pancakes, sweets and more!Continue reading “How to Make Sourdough Starter – A foolproof method”

Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter

Getting a sourdough starter going is a labour of love and maintaining it too! You have to take care of it like you would a plant, it needs to be fed, and has some other things that it benefits from too! Here you will find some tips on what to do if…. There is liquidContinue reading “Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter”

Perfect Cheese Scones with sourdough discard

These cheese scones are a great way to use your sourdough discard, I developed these for my friend Liz who frequently laments the poor quality of coffee shop scones. Liz, this ones for you mate! They’re quick to make and this batch went so fast that I didn’t even get a fancy picture of oneContinue reading “Perfect Cheese Scones with sourdough discard”

Easy Sourdough Bread, Everything you need to know

My sourdough starter is called Marletta. She’s 33 years old and was gifted to me by a friend of a friend. I love her. Having tried and failed to get my own starter going a couple of times, it feels great to finally be having some success with baking bread, which was one of theContinue reading “Easy Sourdough Bread, Everything you need to know”