Tag Archive 'bread'

Chocolate, children and perfect puppies.

Yes, once again I have spent a lazy Saturday morning bread baking, blogsurfing and generally pottering around in a quiet and peaceful house. I’ve drunk copious amounts of coffee, played with my next door neighbour’s new puppy, Perfect. Yes that is really his name, short for Perfect Paradise Mark II. Mark I was earmarked from […]

Chocolate Bread

This is a very quick and easy loaf, enriched with a little butter and sugar and flavoured with cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips.  It is not as sweet as you might think, and is delicious as toast or with cream cheese or mascarpone as a snack. Sift 3 cups of organic strong white flour […]

Pain de Campagne & a sourdough starter

Pain de Campagne is a French country loaf with fabulous staying power because of its sourdough origins. It is one of my favourites with it’s lovely sour smell and deeply crunchy crust. Once your sourdough starter is ready you can proceed with the recipe below. This is a rather firm starter, not the soupy kind […]

Saturday morning sourdough

Saturday mornings are my favourite ‘me-time’ . My husband normally sleeps in after a week of getting up at 5am, my daughter is usually playing with the kids next door, or listening to music and reading or drawing in her room, and I get to do my own thing. But it feels different to the […]