The Beeb’s idea of sourdough:

This one via haiku:

It’s a grounding practice for the heavy times we’re in and, unlike other long cooking projects like croissants or braises that require hours of hands-on attention, sourdough only requires a few minutes of care each day in the first week. As it matures, you can enjoy the rewarding process of using it to make bread, biscuits, pancakes, and more. In other words, it’s a project that requires some care, but not too much — just in case you are managing a job and home-schooling a couple of kids right now — and the dividends are absolutely worth it

Ever tried it? I can’t eat it at the moment – chopper trouble doanchaknow.

11 comments for “Sourdough

  1. Chuckles
    March 31, 2020 at 12:34

    “I can’t eat it at the moment”

    Yes you can, just mince it first.

    • Mark Matis
      March 31, 2020 at 12:54

      Or soak it in some soup!

      • Distant Relative
        March 31, 2020 at 13:39

        Or do a version of “Sky blue and sinkers”!

        “Sixty or seventy years ago the breakfast of Cornish apprentice lads on a farm was invariably sky-blue and sinkers. Into a three-legged crock fixed over a brisk fire of furze, and turf, was poured a quantity of water. While this was coming to the boil some Barley-flour was mixed in a basin with scalded milk, and the same was emptied into the water in the crock, and allowed to boil for a minute or two. Next it was poured into basins containing sops of Barley bread. These sops sank to the bottom, nothing being visible but the liquid mess, sky-blue in colour, and therefore called in its entirety “sky-blue and sinkers,” being eaten with an iron spoon. As the price of wheat was in those days nearly double that of Barley, wheaten bread was a delicacy which the working classes could but rarely afford themselves: their ordinary bread, and their pasties, were made of Barley-flour.”
        – W.T. Fernie, ‘Meals Medicinal’, 1905.

  2. March 31, 2020 at 14:30

    Well well well. My brain hurts.

  3. dearieme
    March 31, 2020 at 15:12

    Herself baked a banana and walnut loaf yesterday. Very heaven.

  4. March 31, 2020 at 15:36

    Well at least that sounds like something we could go near.

  5. Mr Mark Mills
    March 31, 2020 at 16:01

    Chopper trouble, don’t chew now

    • March 31, 2020 at 16:23

      I feel a song coming on: ‘Don’t chew now, it’s all right …’

    • April 3, 2020 at 01:14

      Cheers. Incidentally, I’ve nicked a pic from you for Friday, 11 a.m. our time, attributed and everyone warned not to copy.

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