How often have you tried to roast nuts and within a split second of loss attention, all your precious organic nuts are burnt? Well I have done it many times as I have a very short attention span. I don’t know of any domestic machine which can roast nuts beautifully, ie. High enough temperature and continuous stirring to bring out the beautiful aroma of roasted nuts without burning it and with minimal crushing/mincing into little pieces or turning it into nut butter unintentionally.
I love beautiful kitchen tools: from garlic crushers , knives to machines of all kinds, lucky for me collecting them comes with my job! When I spotted an advertising in one of my cooking magazines I subscribe to, I was very excited to see a machine that does both the cooking (like a Thermomix) and cutting mandoline slices and shredding veggies (like Magimix).
What a blistery day in Perth it is today – is there a better way than to spend time inside baking and in my case, rising my dough, writing and reminiscing about baking… i did bake three loaves later this afternoon, from dough i made five days ago.
this is my gift for you, a step by step with photos of my ultra delicious and nutritious, Sprouted Quinoa Spelt Sourdough loaf – published today inside Australian Baking Business magazine, June/July edition.
Okay I generally eat a huge breakfast, and an after school lunch & dinner with my daughter and no dinner (have done this over 15 years). the reason for this is not because i want to loose weight but because i can’t sleep if i eat a big meal so close to my (very early) bed time.
I am sure you can relate to this…i left my sourdough panettone retarding in the fridge for almost 2 weeks – no excuse, but i had been very busy. two early mornings ago, i added the alcohol infused dried fruits, shaped into the panettone mould, then continued to rise it in a covered container – hoping that by evening time, it was fully risen and ready to bake (say 12 hours rise). well – 6pm that night, I had a look and the dough did not move at all!!!
The last few days have been very very exciting days, i have finally created my first few gluten free sourdough creations…here is a picture of one of them, crispy delicious gluten free sourdough brown rice and coconut waffle!
This is my first blog..hooray…finally, i figured out how to do this. firstly, let me thank all of you for the support and joy you all have given me via my website and my classes. how are you keeping?
This year has gone so quick for me, now is NOV already, and i am about to teach my SOURDO CHRISTMAS class in a couple of week. life with sourdough has been very exciting for me the lately, as i am embarking on creating and writing my second book (wild sourdough part II, title as yet to be decided, ANY SUGGESTIONS???).