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Sourdough piklets (and crumpets)

Sourdough piklets (and crumpets)

It looks like sourdough has became very popular since the beginning of lockdown. I can see freshly baked sourdough bread almost on every other instagram post. Music to my ears, or rather feast for my eyes. If you follow my blog you probably know that I was a dedicated sourdough baker long before it became so fashionable. For me however sourdough is not just about bread. It has more uses than you can imagine. If you don’t believe me check…

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Rustic 3 grains bread with barley sourdough

Rustic 3 grains bread with barley sourdough

I call this bread 3 grains because it is built on barley levain, made with wheat flour and buckwheat flakes crust. Also, I call it rustic… well because it is rustic! My wife likes wheat based breads for their open texture and lightness. I on the other hand prefer distinctive flavours of rye or barley. The problem with these grains is that they have very little gluten so the breads based on rye or barley are usually quite dense. This…

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Sourdough waffles

Sourdough waffles

I will continue with the quick breakfast theme. Waffles for me is another idea of a quick, no fuss breakfast best suited for busy mornings. This is because I cook my waffles in advance and freeze them. Then I all have to do in the morning in is simply put them in the toaster straights from the freezer. This make them deliciously warm, crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. Just add handful of berries and a drizzle…

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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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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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