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Brooding sky at Callington Mill, Oatlands, Tasmania

Fresh Bread with Callington Mill flour

I bang on a bit about eating fresh, locally sourced unprocessed food.  But every now and then I realise there are things I need to do to put words to action.  Last week, for example, I had a small epiphany: considering I bake bread almost every week, I realised I really don’t know what’s in the […]

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The daily bread

The daily bread

I bake bread almost every weekend.  I do it for a range of reasons, including the fact that bread should really only have a few ingredients and bought bread seems to be riddled with alien substances.  I also just get great pleasure from toasting and eating my own home-baked bread for breakfast. Another reason is that […]

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A beautiful apricot tart

A beautiful apricot tart

It’s lovely being back in my own kitchen after almost six months away.  Now it’s summer and there’s a luscious amount of stone fruits to eat.  It is such a wonderful time of year to bake and stew and poach and enjoy the golden apricots and ripe deep red cherries and plums. Let’s not forget […]

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One day, two flavours, four fresh loaves

One day, two flavours, four fresh loaves

Running low on bread, I thought it time to bake again, but didn’t want the hassle of waiting for starters to rise and long proving times.  I just needed a simple, tasty recipe that I could throw together, rise, shape and cook. So I hunted a bit and came up with Jamie Oliver’s Basic Bread […]

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