Simple Sourdough Bread

A sourdough loaf on a wire rack

I've been baking sourdough bread since the start of lockdown in March 2020. In this post I'll describe my process now. I'll try to make it as simple as possible. Note that all the measurements here are approximate. Starter I begged some starter from my neighbour. Or you can order a sachet of dried starter … Continue reading Simple Sourdough Bread

Shoulder of Lamb and Fava Bean Curry

This is another variation on some preceding curry ideas. The idea is that the vegetables thicken the sauce, and also that the lamb is immersed in the sauce so the spices flavour it. It's good to use the smallest pan that will fit the shoulder, so that the intensity of the sauce is not diluted … Continue reading Shoulder of Lamb and Fava Bean Curry

Poached Eggs on a mess of vegetables.

In a coffee shop I saw someone eating poached eggs and I was simultaneously envious and thinking I could make that. For the mess of vegetables: A beetroot with the leaves attached A handful of string beans A courgette Spinach A few cloves of garlic. Saving the leaves for later, peel the beetroot, ┬átop and … Continue reading Poached Eggs on a mess of vegetables.