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Sourfaux! How to distinguish real sourdough

Hi there!This week I’d like to tell you some important info about sourdough. If you’re not making your own sourdough, it can  be hard to know if you’re getting the real deal. Some bread labeled ‘sourdough’ has a sour flavour added but is leavened with fast-rising yeast aka bakers yeast. If you look closely at the ingredients there’s probably a whole list of other random ingredients added- emulsifiers, enzymes, improvers, even sugar. A good true blue sourdough should such as mine, should just have water, flour, salt and natural leaven. My idol, Vanessa Kimbell from the the Sourdough School says ‘If you’re buying in store, you’re buying blind because there’s actually no legal definition whatsoever—we’re open to interpretation. It’s not wrong. It’s just not transparent.”  So next time you find yourself at the supermarket buying bread on the fly (because you forgot to get your order in with me!!!!) make sure you check the ingredient list or ask the baker

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New Spelt Loaf

Howdily doodly folks, This week I bring to you a new and improved Spelt loaf. This one evolved for my neighbourino (hey Bronte!) who was looking for something a bit more wholesome and wholegrain-y. So we came up with the perfect ratios of flours, including fresh milled Spelt from Four Leaf

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Farm Update

I made a quick call to Dad this morning to get the latest farm goss, and it wasn’t hard to tell by the cheery tone in his voice, that he was pretty damn stoked about the rain they’ve had. Heck, he’s pretty damn upbeat in general when discussing farming, but

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Farm Update

It’s been a while since I gave you a farm update, and the farmers around SA are starting to put their crops in the ground so I thought no time like the present ‘eh.Over the Easter weekend, my family started to dry sow some sheep feed to test out their

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5 reasons why you should eat Sourdough.

5 Reasons Why You Should Order SheOak Baker Bread Today 1. Sourdough bread takes longer to digest and can help regulate blood sugar levels which helps ward off diabetes 2. Sourdough is a prebiotic, which helps to support the gut micobiome.  3. The phytase enzymes released by the yeasts in my

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Farm Update

Holy smokes, isn’t that image a pretty sight?! How good is that wheat crop looking!? I was back at the farm in Lameroo over the weekend for Father’s Day and took the opportunity to head out and inspect the crops, which are all looking lush by the way! It’s been

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