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Making a Sour Dough Starter

There are plenty of ways to make a sour dough starter. Essentially, you have to capture enough wild yeast that can survive on a batter made of wheat and water to ensure that fermentation occurs at a high rate. This can be achieved by adding organic fruit to a flour batter. You can also add […]

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No Knead Bread – first attempt

I noticed some years ago that dough was easier to knead if you mixed it to a rough dough and then let it relax for ten minutes. Having just tried cooking a no knead batter (see my previous post) I think I can see the reason for this – the water allows the gluten to […]

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Sourdough in a Day – Further Revelations

Okay, I have always known that there is nothing new under the Sun, but I thought my previous experiment in speeding up the sourdough process might have been a little bit unusual, but whilst researching gluten on the net I found out about No-Knead Bread. I will not try to pre-empt my experimental results by telling you […]

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Sourdough in a Day – an Experiment in Bread Making Recipes

Is it possible to make a loaf with the taste, texture and complexity of sourdough bread without spending weeks or months developing a starter? Yes, if you can scrounge one, but I thought it would be fun to try to recreate one from scratch in a day. I started with the idea that sourdough is […]

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