Ken Hercott - bread builder.

Ken Hercott – bread builder.

Ken is a friend from the CERES days. He has spent decades working with bread and calls himself a bread builder. He tells me that bread like buildings needs structural integrity: gluten strands need to link and align. McGee’s book…

Bread and Chestnuts

Bread and Chestnuts

700g bread loaves are all the rage at my house at the moment, it’s the perfect size for a family of five and keeps for over a week. After a year of bread making I feel free to make up the…

Sourdough bread making is easy: it really is.

Sourdough bread making is easy: it really is.

During December, and over the heat, my bread making energy had died in a heap. But after a few months of eating just air: bread at the supermarket just made me stare. I regained my focus, I reset my compass,…

Chocolate, sultana and hazelnut sourdough

Chocolate, sultana and hazelnut sourdough

Now I am creating my own bread recipes. I added two tablespoons of cocoa to the sourdough basic recipe, a large handful of sultanas, and a large handful of hazelnuts. A tbs of honey too. A bitter flavoured breakfast bread…

Sandwich for lunch

Sandwich for lunch

Bread fever has not died. I am as keen to make bread as ever before and I am getting faster too. On the weekend it was fresh bread heaven. We sat 6 at our table. The loaves of warm bread…

Bread in me

Bread in me

Like a pet it is, the bread I make. A constant fixture that I bake. I never tire of making it, watching the rising and kneading the mix. At night I start, by day break its full, bloated and ready…

Master Baker

Master Baker

I really enjoy learning from friends. From friends most of all because an intimate relationship has been established that makes the learning process very gratifying. There is also an opportunity for me to learn not only about their craft but…

Love learning

Love learning

I am slowly working towards perfecting my bread making and baking…I have gleaned from here I have gleaned from there… Ken tells me stories, Lise and others too… there are different approaches to making bread and you choose the approach…

Spelt

Spelt

For a change or because wheat is bloating you, then try spelt. It is more expensive, about $28 for a 5k bag, where I shop, compared to $13.50 for a similar size bag of wheat flour, but it is really…

Bread in me

Bread in me

North of Adelaide, in a small town, where delicious bread cannot be found, my friends did find, that with simple measure they could bake bread at their leisure. Bread delicious and of sourdough kind, made twice a week to be…