Category Pauline

Crafty update: Hook Roll, Cross stitch and getting my sourdough mojo back

I have been busy I tell you! Granted, the majority of these were done yesterday when I had the day off work, but I did two of the little ones tonight. I think I might be getting the hang of it! Here’s a close up of the large ones: They are constructed of alternating rounds […]

How 2012 was for me.

A year ago today I published my first blog post. Just a simple little Hello. 1 year later, and I this is my 189th post. 45 of them included chocolate. At least 80% of them were probably fueled by chocolate. Or Chocolate Microwave Brownies…. Some major events have happened this year, for us Brits in […]

Paul Hollywood’s Cheddar and Apple Sourdough. (and a cheese and pickle variation)

Since I got my sourdough starter (Pauline) in July, I have made quite a few loaves. Some have been good, some not so good, some got welded to the surface of the baking stone because I was too impatient to wait for it to properly come up to temperature…………. However, all have been just the […]

Pauline’s first loaf.

I woke up on Thursday morning, up out of bed… Did I get in the shower? Oh no. I went to go feed Pauline, ready for some Sourdough bread making action when I got home from work! The first thing I realised when I got home was that perhaps she needs a bigger pot…. While […]

The Sourdough adventure begins….

Woo! It was my birthday yesterday, and as such I got a whole lot of love from my friends, and some exciting gifts, including a recipe book, cheese grater, Jane Austen knitting magazines, a Kindle, and this bad boy: I have been wanting to do more bread making for a while, and as a Microbiologist, […]