Those of you who used to read my weekly blurbs may know that I regularly bake sourdough. My sourdough starter is almost 10 years old – that’s 10 years of nursing, feeding and developing a culture that now produces superb bread on a weekly basis. Recently a friend who owns a B&B asked me to bring my starter with me on a planned visit so she could learn and add sourdough to her B&B experience. No problem – I’ve taken many individuals through the process before, normally locals so they can come and go as the process can take a few days. Her request changed to her and a couple of friends, and then morphed into a day-class with paying participants. The result is that I may have sliced off more than I can chew. I need to develop an entire course with supporting documentation and work out a way to compress a very long process into a long afternoon. I’ve got 10 years worth of experience, tips and tricks and all of it is currently in my head.
So the half-written Stickler Weekly 241 has been put on hold while I prepare for this sourdough course.
Sorry for this void – the Stickler Weekly will return in a forthnight.