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‘Jacques’ (in multiseed sourdough loaf form) August 11, 2010

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'Jacques' in bread form

This won’t be the prettiest loaf you’ve ever seen, but it is my first successful loaf using a natural starter and I wanted to record the achievement.

Not only does it mean that I haven’t killed ‘Jacques’ (my starter, apparently it’s good luck to name it and mine is of french origin so it seemed appropriate) but it also means that Clotilde of the fantastic Chocolate and Zuchini blog has provided such a fool-proof set of instructions that anyone can give it a try. I’d recommend it, the feeling is great.

I used a multiseed wholemeal flour and doubted that the texture was right all the way through but the resulting bread is quite light (especially in comparison to any sourdough I’ve had a hand in in the past!), with a chewy crust and a mild sour taste behind the initial seedy hit.

Next stop, some sort of nutty sourdough bread… maybe walnut… I wonder if you can make garlic bread with sourdough…

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Calling all comfort foodies… May 25, 2010

So as you may have all gathered by now Cat & I (along with our friends & family) tend to spend all our time, or at least a significant part of it, eating, thinking, talking (and now writing) about food. We are always on the look out for new things to try and add to our recipe books. But we have now pretty much exhausted each others food catalogue (spending 24/7 together for a year in Italy will do that to you) so this is where you guys come in.

We would love all of you to tell us how to make your favourite comfort food dish (or dishes), the one you want to eat when you come back from an awful day at work. Everyone has one. So go ahead and post the recipe. No matter how simple. Share you favourite dish (and any family secret ingredients necessary) with your fellow comfort foodies. We’ll be posting ours shortly.

Cat & Jen