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Local cheese & ale sourdough

cheese & ale sourdough

A sourdough boule made from ingredients that are fairly local to me (Surrey). The cheese (Spenwood) is strong and nutty; the ale (Hogs Back Brewery) is so easy to drink! 550 more words


Egg Salad with Capers and Dill

Has anybody else noticed that it’s starting to get dark much earlier and the evenings are getting chillier? It seems summer is definitely having its swansong, which makes it all the more sweet that I am off on holiday soon. 209 more words


Courgette, cheddar and onion bread

At this time of year in my parents’ garden, there is an abundance of certain vegetables from the vegetable patch. The last time I was staying there, I left with a bag of courgettes that I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat, so I went online looking for ideas how to use them up. 326 more words


Building my Wood-Fired Brick Oven - Part 1

In 2010, my wife bought me an inspiring baking course for my 38th Birthday at the Natural Bread Company, then based at the semi-rural Manor Farm, Wantage. 875 more words

The Flour Station Hazelnut, Raisin and Rosemary Levain with Blackcurrant Conserve

This morning I started looking into a storage solution for my many cookbooks; at the moment they are divided between a shelf in my hall, the top of my fridge, my desk and a few by the side of my bed. 110 more words


Food&Drink: Oh crumbs!

I like a good loaf and what’s even better is when I get to create it at home!  But it’s been a while since I kneaded a batch of dough and thought I could do with a recap. 348 more words


Sourdough gluten free bread and more..! Workshop, Cardigan, 19th September

I’m very pleased to announce an up-coming cookery workshop, making sourdough bread with gluten free flours. It’s taken a fair bit of experimentation in the kitchen but I’m now really happy with the loaves I’ve been making and am ready to introduce them in a cookery workshop at… 276 more words