Tag Archive 'sourdough'

Asparagus and poached egg on toast with basil aioli

You’ll need to have all your ingredients ready to go before you start. It is a quick and easy dish but requires a little multi-tasking. The basil aioli needs to be made in advance. Rinse your asparagus and gently snap off the ends. Go as close the the ends as possible until you find the […]

…make a sourdough starter

Day 1:The Chef (Chief leavening agent) Make a fountain inside a handful (about 1/2 cup) of organic wholewheat flour add about 1/2 teaspoon of milk, a pinch of cumin and 3 tablespoons of warm water Mix together and knead with two fingers until your paste comes together as a firm dough, adding a little more […]

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 […]