Sourdough Pizza Base
Jul01

Sourdough Pizza Base

A delicious pizza base that has a crispy crust.

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Saving a Failed Mozzarella
Jul01

Saving a Failed Mozzarella

Yesterday I had my first go at mozzarella using this recipe. Unfortunately the curds wouldn’t set. I believe it’s due to using tap water which is chlorinated and this stops the rennet from working. If there is anything I cannot abide it is waste!  So what did I do?   Well I tried to scoop as much curd as I could out without too much whey but it was very small dots of curd. With this I tried to continue the heating and...

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Sourdough Banana Bread
Jul01

Sourdough Banana Bread

This bread is wholesome and delicious. It freezes well for packed lunches. It is a regular in our house as a way to use up overripe bananas.

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Soft White Cheese with Chives
Jun30

Soft White Cheese with Chives

A soft cheese that is lovely on crackers. At 6 hours draining it is quite soft like ricotta. Or left for longer it can be molded.

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Cheese Making
Jun19

Cheese Making

The next step in my education about cultured / fermented foods is cheese making! I have ordered some supplies on Ebay today and cannot wait to get started. I have done a lot of reading and it really doesn’t seem very hard. I will start with a soft cheese, feta and mozzarella and then progress to some hard cheeses. I am excited to try different flavours in cheese similar to the wasabi and native pepperberry ones we have been...

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