07 March 2012

Sourdough Success!

My bread-making skills are getting better! I have just invested in proper bread baking tins and another recipe book - Wild Sourdough, which is full of beautiful recipes I can't wait to try. Over the weekend I baked ciabattas, which were fantastic and a sourdough sandwich loaf - which actually looks like a loaf of bread I would buy at my local bakery - I am SO chuffed with myself!

This loaf was beautifully high, light and fluffy and the girls loved it!  Next challenge ..... hot cross buns!

I decided on Friday that storing my bread wrapped in a tea towel was just not good enough and that I should make little "bread bags" to store it in.  So off to Spotlight to find fabric, which proved to be more difficult than I had imagined!  I wanted a mid-weight "lineny" type of fabric, of which there seemed to be none!  After about an hour wandering around aimlessly I decided on three pieces of fabric.  This is the end result ....

Aren't they sweet?  They are super easy and take about 10 minutes to make.  I made some for my lovely neighbour who got me started on making bread, and another beautiful friend who is baking.  They both want me to make and sell them .... something to think about.

Well got to go - ripe starter is calling my name ..... another sandwich loaf is on its way!

1 comment:

  1. Aw man that loaf looks super yummy, I'm drooling on my keyboard! Love your bags too.