39 days ago

Recipe: Sourdough

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Always wanted to try and bake your own bread?
Sourdough is a bread raised by aerobic yeast (yeasts in the atmosphere) that are captured in a mixture of flour and water and fed regularly to keep them alive. There are many different ways to make a sourdough starter — some people insist on using mineral water to feed the starter, others use water from boiled potatoes to get the starter going. It’s very effective to get a cup of someone else’s starter that you can then feed and grow yourself. Other people have sourdough starters that have been handed down through generations, but there’s no need for all that fuss: it’s incredibly easy to make your own.

Read the full recipe and method in the link below!

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1 hour ago

New local Pub Qwiz!

Steve King from Rocky Nook Bowling Club

Registration is open for The Auckland Irish Club's brand new weekly pub quiz night- starting Tuesday 21st July!

*The fantastic Qwizard quiz.
*Delicious meals from Venosa, Kingsland
*Bar specials
*1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.
*National Winter League until end of August with further chance to win big!

FREE entry. Plenty of parking and 5min walk from train and bus.

Register your team and book dinner at forms.gle...
...or at the venue from 7pm on the night.

Every team that registers online for Week 1 goes into the draw for a $25 bar tab to kick the night off

PS: There’s also a special FB group set up with weekly clues, tips and special offers… www.facebook.com...