Wild Yeast Alchemy

“It is a pure alchemy… And all chemical elements are there: flour that comes from the earth and represents material, water that you mix with flour to make the dough, air released by the yeast fermentation that makes dough rise, fire that bakes the bread.

You hear people complaining about their neighbours frying fish, roasting pork, barbecuing sausages, but nobody ever complains about the smell of baked bread. And you know why? Because it is divine. It is magic – the magic of the craft.”
Stevan V. Nikolic

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Spiced fruit Sourdough
This spiced fruit Sourdough loaf has just cooled from the oven today. The Starter is now 5 years old and powerfully active.
Flour, salt, water, raisins, apricots, cranberries.


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