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I was going to limit this to a bread makers' group.  But, on reading a few of my baking books, there are just too many wonderful goodies out there that need to be included.  

If you bake it in an oven and it tastes darn fine, then post it here. 

I'll try to make some relevant threads to help keep us organised.  

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Instructional videos

Hoping this becomes the place we link instructional videos: 

How to make bread - the easy way

How to make sourdough

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Started by Lissa. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 27. 9 Replies


Tags: sourdough, bread

Sourdough adventures...

Started by Dave Riley. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Jun 9. 48 Replies

Rather than occupy the discussion thread I thought I'd post here about my sourdough experiences.I do that as a form of note taking and rememder to myself...The first bake  was much better than I'd…Continue

This morning's loaf

Started by Cathie MacLean. Last reply by Roger Clark Oct 15, 2016. 10 Replies

 Sourdough loaf…. Starter…Continue

White Dinner Rolls

Started by Andrew Cumberland Oct 7, 2016. 0 Replies

I love a tiny white dinner roll: soft and fluffy, warm.... mmmm.... I've looked for a great recipe for a long time.  Not too crusty.  Quite soft.  Sometime a little bit fancy.Here is a scan I did…Continue

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Comment by Christa on June 20, 2018 at 15:12

Sophie Thanks for that info. This may be a silly questions, but is there any difference between wholewheat and wholegrain breadmaker's flour.

Can you bring any size large jar to this west end store, to fill with flour etc.

They hold a wide range of goods and I think their prices are comparable as well.  

Comment by Sophie on June 20, 2018 at 13:49

Hi Christa - If you are coming to Ann's GV might be worth stopping at The Source Bulk Foods. They have great organic spelt & bakers flour. Don't forget to bring your own big jars! 

The Source Bulk Foods West End

The Stores - 404 Montague Rd, West End, Brisbane

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 18, 2018 at 21:07

Not sure if I made it with Spelt but I have eaten plenty of bread made with Spelt.

Check Simply Good Christa, they have kept Australian organic Rye and Buckwheat too I think. Haven't been to the shop for some years so am not up with what they stock now.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 18, 2018 at 20:55

I get it at the McDowall IGA/Drakes.  It's not organic that I can see.   I've not tried spelt but I think Elaine used to make bread with spelt.  

Comment by Christa on June 17, 2018 at 11:58

Thanks Elaine, I will keep that shop in mind, we often go near there.  

Andrew, where do you buy that Lauke Barossa rye flour from, do you know if it is organic.  I would like to feed the starter organic flour.  This is a 10 day growing cycle and I need the right things. 

After I get the starter growing strong, then there is a place that sells cheap bread making flour nearby, but they are not organic. 

After sourdough I would like to go on and make chapatti, naan etc.

It is amazing how many BLFers can make good sourdough with differing amounts of ingredients.  We are an adaptable bunch.   

Have you used spelt flour at all in your sourdough bread?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 17, 2018 at 0:38

To make a starter, I buy Lauke's Barossa rye sourdough bread pack.  I've never actually used the yeast.  LOL.  It's the cheapest way to buy rye flour.  

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 16, 2018 at 23:43

Try Simply Good at Morayfield; they have a branch at Stafford too. I used organic flour from there when I was fiddling with sourdough, made a good starter.

Comment by Christa on June 16, 2018 at 22:41

After sifting through the many different comments and ideas on Sourdough bread making, I have decided that if I am going to try this, but it will have to be easy and quick without much mess etc.  After searching high and low, I found a way that that is simple and easy.   

First I have to make a starter, and I have a recipe for this.   Does anyone know where I can purchase some organic whole wheat flour on the Northside of Brisbane also some organic rye flour. 

This bread will be for the male members of our family, as I have given up on bread for now.    Will post a pic when my first loaf arrives. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on November 15, 2016 at 5:15

Looks Yummy Andrew.....

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on November 15, 2016 at 0:23

Rosemary and olive bread.  It's not half bad!


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