Friday, September 2, 2022

Spring back

 

Early September, 2022


In Australia, it's early Spring. If you live near the Toowoomba region, you know it's Carnival of Flowers time. The annual celebration for the Garden City. This year though, Spring represents a whole new way of life for me. It's the place of regrowth, from a rather harsh prune in my personal life, last year. Come have a wander around my garden, and catch up for a spell.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Sourdough donuts

Deep fried and delicious


The first time I tried making sourdough donuts, it tasted more like bread! I thought the only way to make them, had to be using liquid starter into a batter. Fortunately, I learned not only was it possible to make sourdough donuts, without tasting like bread - but they actually tasted better than regular donuts!

Containers for storage

Thawing in the fridge


When it comes to retarding fermentation with sourdough making, it's all in knowing which containers to use in the process. As these are what will protect your dough from drying out, from the effects of chilling or freezing. Here are some suggestions for containers, I have found the most useful.

Retarding fermentation

Made after the workshop, with leftover donut dough + 1/2 cup sultanas


Thank you to all those who joined me at the workshop today. I had a lovely time, and I hope you all did too. There were some familiar faces and some new ones too, and we all got busy with the leavening! I appreciate there was a lot of information to take in, so I'll share it here again, for your reference.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Simple Living Group workshop

Baked yesterday


Hi folks, it's been a while. I have an update to make about life in general, but I'll save that for another day. Right now, I have a sourdough workshop to post about. I will be holding a workshop for The Simple Living Group, this Saturday 11 June. Join me at the Breakthrough Centre, 15 Blake Street, Toowoomba from 10am - 12pm. For more details, see here.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

New faces

Hello there, neighbour
 

I'm still kicking around here, preparing for the new year ahead. School was unexpectedly postponed for 2 weeks, so a lot of my plans have been put back too. It's no major drama just yet. What was though, is an encounter with a neighbour who decided to pop by, for a quick visit.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Huge Thank-you.

 

Elderberries


It's been several weeks since my last post, and I wanted to say a huge thank-you, for all the wonderful replies. They were incredibly supportive and kind, which meant the world to me. When you feel like a deer, staring into headlights, it was nice to hear voices calling somewhere safe. Which is how I felt. Safe in your wonderful thoughts. So thank you, each and every one. Now to fill you in with the rest.