Sourdough Pancakes

It is tradition in our family to have a special breakfast on birthdays. When we were children our special breakfast consisted of hot chocolate and cookies, growing up it become pancakes! There a number of pancakes recipes that are close to my hart, NYC’s Sarabeth’s is one of them, but this year I decided to…

Italian Sourdough Grissini

Grissini is the ultimate Italian snack! As a child I used to pretend grissini were cigarettes and eat them as if I was smoking them. Something that can seem horrifying to most people nowadays buy hey those were the eighties!! Grissini are often served in restaurants together with bread and are usually the first thing…

Sourdough Wholewheat Focaccia

Focaccia is a classic family pleaser, it’s perfect for any meal and season be it a picnic in the park, a quick lunch paired with some cheese and deli cuts or an evening aperitif. I personally love it on its own, I could finish a whole tray!! Perfecting focaccia has proved to be a bit…

My Starter “Mercurio”

Meet “Mercurio”, my sourdough starter, born on 14th of April 2020 in full COVID-19 lockdown! I have always been wanting to make my own sourdough bread but never had the time to learn how to do it. This year’ lockdown gave me that opportunity to do it. I took a ZOOM tutorial by IlMioPane in…

Crackers

Another great discard recipe and it makes the most delicious crackers, perfect for healthy snacking or to eat with cheese.These have been a fixture for our many Covid-19 lockdown aperitif! I use my weekly discard to make them as they do not need to raise so we do not need any of the yeast activity…

Sourdough Stromboli Swirls

As I venture into the world of sourdough I am discovering some new wonderful recipes and Stromboli swirls is one of them! Being Italian I have always associated Stromboli with a small volcanic island off Sicily; however I have lately discovered that “stromboli” is also a rolled dough filled with Italian cheeses and deli cuts,…