video nearly a year ago but had been interested in bread-making long before that. I do make bread but to date my efforts have used dry yeast and generally the dough is mixed in my bargain breadmaker (bought second-hand from eBay for just $10.00).
Yesterday we visited the Riddells Creek Farmers Market. As well as our fresh produce acquisitions we purchased a loaf of organic, wood-fired sourdough bread.
It was a nice loaf - but I've baked bread that I've enjoyed just as much, if not more. That realisation had me thinking that I really should start the sourdough starter that has been on my agenda for far too many months! I enlisted Vaughan's aid and we now have our starter (or "mother" as he calls it) doing it's thing quietly in a warm corner of the lounge room. Hopefully we'll see signs of "life" soon!