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Category Archives: bread

Spelt Sourdough Hot Cross Buns revisited

Because it’s nearly Easter and because these were so good, I’ve decided to repost this recipe from last year. I’m of the opinion that Hot Cross Buns should only eaten … Continue reading

March 28, 2019 · 8 Comments

100% Spelt Sourdough Seed Bread

The most frequently viewed post on Please Pass The Recipe in the last couple of months has been a piece I wrote in February 2016. It documented my long, frustrating … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · 23 Comments

Spelt Sourdough Hot Cross Buns #3

I’m of the opinion that Hot Cross Buns should only eaten to be at Easter time despite the supermarket sales campaigns that generally begin soon after Christmas, so, each year in … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · 15 Comments

Soft Sourdough Flatbreads

From the eastern Mediterranean, across central Asia to India, leavened flatbreads are a dietary staple.  Those traditional flatbread have been adopted as an integral part of Australia’s multicultural cuisine too. … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 27 Comments

Rip Van Winkle Sourdough Starter

Clearing out my fridge recently I unearthed a little package of dried sourdough starter dated Feb 2016. It was the wheat starter I’d dried as insurance against failure when, in … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · 20 Comments

Seeds and Grains Spelt Loaf

  Since joining the Facebook (FB) Group Sourdough Baking Australia and New Zealand a while ago my understanding of the sourdough bread baking process has grown enormously. There’s a wealth … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · 18 Comments

Sourdough Pizza Scrolls

For years I was intimidated by the mystique surrounding sourdough bread baking. It was a sense reinforced by the scientific sounding language used to describe the processes involved with the … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 20 Comments

Pumpkin and Pepita Spelt Sourdough Bread

I’m really enjoying Brisbane’s cooler weather especially because it’s brought me a renewed energy for cooking. Spurred on by my super active sourdough starter I’ve been experimenting with new (for … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · 19 Comments

olive oil and fennel seed spelt sourdough

I love bread, good dense sourdough bread with a crispy crunchy crust and a chewy crumb, the style of bread you see being sold at a high price in boutique … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 18 Comments

Hot Cross Buns ’17 : 100% spelt sourdough

It’s a while since I wrote about bread baking but my passion for slowly fermented 100% spelt sourdough bread continues to grow. My bread is essentially flour and salt mixed … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · 22 Comments

Fig and Walnut 100% Spelt Sourdough Bread

Teaching the man in my life to make bread seems weird. He retired a while ago from a high pressure high stress professional career, but he’s never shown any interest … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · 23 Comments

Spelt Sourdough Bread – no starter wasted

I have a frugal nature. As I can claim neither Scottish nor Jewish heritage I’ll thank my maternal Grandmother who survived a poverty stricken childhood, the Great Depression and rationing … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · 26 Comments

Rice Flour Carrot Paratha

It’s been a few years now since I last visited India, but not a day goes by without fleeting images of cheeky children, vibrant colours, pungent smells, abject poverty and … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 27 Comments

Sourdough Spelt Turkish Lamb Pide Pie

After receiving the book “Turkish Fire” as a birthday gift, my excitement about the flavours of Turkey was reignited.  When we travelled there ten years ago I was in good … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · 30 Comments