A Life in the Making

sourdough

  • Sourdough Pancakes

    I read about these pancakes in a book. While I can’t remember the title, author, or even what the book was about, the memory of a barely outlined recipe made in a cold cabin by an Alaskan Homesteader stuck with me long after I finished the story (you’d think that the Alaskan Homesteader bit woul...
  • Rehydrating a Dried Starter

    Maybe you bought one of our kits or maybe you dehydrated a starter yourself or maybe you find yourself in possession of a crumbled off white mass proclaiming to be wild yeast…how then do you get from that to this?When you dehydrate a starter, all of the water is removed and the yeast and bacteri...
  • Enriched Sourdough Bread + Soft Dinner Rolls

    I love sourdough bread. I love it so much, I even made a business about it and I still love it (no small feat for anyone who has ever turned a beloved pass time into a business). However, sometimes, I just want a soft, squidgy roll that is going to soak up the juices from my pulled pork that i h...
  • The Controversial Soda Bread

    If you have been on Facebook or Instagram of late, you may have noticed ads for the farm popping up as you scroll. After the heady heights of being a flour magnate (and with the realisation about how much income we've lost and continue to lose due to COVID), we decided to try actually marketing t...
  • Sourdough Soda Bread

    What about another bakealong this weekend? An easy one that involves minimal fuss and effort using discard? Oh yes! Lets do it! See you this Saturday 20th June over on Instagram and Facebook stories for a #garturstitchbakealongThis bread is our saving grace. It is for those mornings when you re...
  • Kevin's Not Cross Buns

    We’ll be using this recipe for a #garturstitchbakealong this weekend - baking the buns on Sunday 5th April.Ingredients200g sourdough starter400g tepid water100g sugar (granulated or caster)50g melted butter (vegans can substitute oil)50g rapeseed or other vegetable oilMixed spice (or cinnamon, nu...
  • Gifting, Sharing and Sending a Sourdough Starter

    This week, I have sent over 50 sourdough kits out into the world. It is an amazing feeling that doesn’t get old. I think it is a powerful thing to be able to gift people with something they can do to take care of their family, especially at the moment.If you have starter already and want to gift ...
  • A Recipe for your Sourdough Discard: Cheese Scones

    It is only because I have lived here in Scotland for so long that I would call these “scones” because truth be told, in my mind, these are cheese biscuits. Whatever, you call them, the sourdough discard pairs perfectly with the cheese for a hit of savoury umami deliciousness. These are a fab q...