Rising to the occasion

One of the joys of 2020 has been my success with sourdough. I love the fact that Homer (my starter) is unique to me, because how he has grown has depended entirely on the micro-organisms available here Chez Snail and in the ingredients that I use. I also love the fact that Homer’s offspring (Bart) is leading a happy and healthy life round the corner with a friend who we have got to know (rather than just saying hello) during this time of restrictions (we chat when we meet during our dog walks).

Recently, at the recommendation of Kim (The Material Lady), I bought a copy of Emilie Raffa’s book and have had great success with some of her recipes, including some really lovely chocolate chip bread. So, thank you, Kim.

Next experiment is going to be brioche – drool.

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  1. 2020 has certainly created some new friendships – from crossing paths – and nice that one of Homers’ offspring, Bart now is growing nicely elsewhere… I’ve not been walking for the last 6 weeks and therefore haven’t chatted with some locals on the ‘hood trips I was making… I’m nearly at the point of doing some more walking, which will be nice – not just the people but the flowers etc along the way…

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  2. Emilie’s focaccia is my go-to if I need a quick pizza base. Very, very tasty.

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  3. The weekend toasting bread with fruit and seeds is delicious – actually I’ve not tried any of Emilies recipes I didn’t like 😋

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  4. Going Batty in Wales

     /  December 14, 2020

    I have promised myself I will get out of my bread rut and try some new flavour combinations. Choc chip sounds rather decadent!

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  5. That looks AMAZING. I was terrible at sourdough, so gave up – just couldn’t bear the waste of the flour.

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  6. I only use instant yeast but I have made Brioche and it is delicious.

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  7. This is something I want to start once we’ve settled in a bit more. We had one in France a few years ago but it went all black in the end and we gave up but I refuse to be defeated.

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