2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

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November sourdough workshop – photos and feedback

We have had a lot of interest in all of our workshops recently so it was time for another sourdough bread making workshop for another eight interested participants.

This workshop was a little different in that we welcomed a younger cook to the kitchen to learn the art of sourdough.

I recommend Four Leaf Organic grains

I recommend Four Leaf Organic grains

Some of the things we discuss include, the origins and history of sourdough, the importance of using ingredients of the highest quality, care and feeding of the starter, getting the mix right with temperature and time, proofing bowls and other equipment required and how to bake in different stoves.

Our youngest sourdough cook gets busy

Our youngest sourdough cook gets busy

The cost of the workshop is $45 and includes the kit that I sell at the Cygnet Market.  The Market kit has all of the instructions for making sourdough bread plus the ingredients required for two standard loaves.

The ingredients include the special sourdough starter and the flours are all organic flours of the highest quality from Four Leaf Milling in South Australia.  The Workshop kit also contains one dough scraper and a collection of my favourite bread recipes.  Everyone loves the dough scraper.

Saturday breakfast - bread and honey

Saturday breakfast – bread and honey

mixing flour in to the starter

mixing flour in to the starter

Contact me if you would like to come along to one of the next workshops.

Photos from the participants:

another perfect loaf!

another perfect loaf!

fabulous lunch

fabulous lunch