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Backyard Bakers - all types of bread


Backyard Bakers - all types of bread

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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Forget the leven - one day sourdough using excess starter!

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Sophie Apr 27, 2020. 6 Replies

I had a bit of an epiphany yesterday.  It came from Fiona's post about the onion rings that she made using her excess sourdough starter.  I tried them and they worked a treat.  Next she made…Continue

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Paratha the flakey Asian flat bread

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Jan 2, 2020. 2 Replies

I made this flakey flat bread today.  Look at all those layers!!!!   It's…Continue

Tags: bread, flat, Paratha

Flamiche - Flamiche aux Poireaux

Started by Dianne Caswell Mar 15, 2019. 0 Replies

Last Night I made my first Flamiche - Google says - The French Flamiche aux Poireaux is a tasty leek pie originating from the Picardy region. It is believed to be the Picardy equivalent of the Quiche…Continue


Started by Lissa. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 27, 2018. 9 Replies


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Comment by Christa on May 21, 2021 at 11:34

Good way to use up sour dough starter.  I can almost smell it. Keep up the good work Andrew. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 21, 2021 at 7:52

Ha, Ha, OK, so I can't spell, we all know that!!!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 19, 2021 at 20:06

Dianne, may I be cheeky and say it all goes to onto my waist and not to waste.  

Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 19, 2021 at 11:40

These look Yummy Andy, I love Eggplant Fritters. I have also made my Waffle Batter with my excess Sourdough Starter. Nothing really goes to waist.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 14, 2021 at 16:07

Playing around with eggplant fritters (made using excess sourdough starter). Worked really well (especially with plum sauce).

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?


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