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Sourdough pita bread

Sourdough pita bread

I am a massive fan of sourdough baking and published probably at least half a dozen sourdough related recipes already. One of my first sourdough related recipes was about creating your own sourdough starter also known as mother. My current starters are now about 2 years old and in order to keep them active and healthy I need to feed them regularly. Unless you bake a lot of bread this would normally require discarding part of the starter and feeding it…

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Best pizza dough

Best pizza dough

Who doesn’t like pizza? The ultimate comfort food. You can have it with just about any topping you like. For me however the topping is just part of the deal. The real secret of a delicious pizza is in the base. I must admit that it is difficult to find even a half decent pizza in the UK. Especially when it comes to take aways. Most of the time I get doughy, underbaked pizza bases soaked in grease. Definitely unpleasant….

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Blueberry clafoutis

Blueberry clafoutis

We are at the top of berry and soft fruit season. Warm and sunny summer gives us plenty of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, blackcurrants etc. My in laws have so many raspberries this year that they feature in our diet pretty much daily now. I already made several jars of blackcurrant jam with chia seeds (give it a go by the way, it’s amazing!). But this recipe is about blueberries. Last weekend I had to figure out how to use…

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Bread with a poolish ferment

Bread with a poolish ferment

Some people love chocolate, other have cheese fetish. There are even marmite lovers (don’t know why so don’t ask me)! I simply couldn’t live without bread. Don’t judge me. I know it is not a trendy fit food. I do not belong to the low carb, ramen, paleo club. I don’t care. I absolutely adore the stuff. For me there is nothing better than a bite of a freshly baked baguette or a slice of bread drizzled with olive oil…

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Sourdough ciabatta

Sourdough ciabatta

Ciabatta, the famous Italian slipper. You can mass produced variation of this bread almost everywhere so it feels like it has been with us forever. But do you know that ciabatta is only 36 years old? In terms of bread history it is infancy! For me it doesn’t matter, I love this bread. It’s soft oily crumb, open texture. It is absolutely amazing when sliced, drizzled with olive oil and lightly grilled. It makes ideal base for bruschetta as well….

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