I don’t always have time on my hands to make sourdough using traditional methods. And when this happens, I turn to my bread maker. This sourdough wholemeal bread maker loaf turned out quite well.
I am going to digress from my builders saga today as my mind is focussing on the pandemic and how lucky we have been. And how sadness creeps up without warning. It has been over a year since the word Covid-19 entered our vocabulary. And nearly a year since we started using the term lockdown to refer to our lives. In that time, we have had a few friends who have fallen ill with the virus, but only one has passed away. He had lived a full life and probably would not have lived for much longer, despite the pandemic. My family has remained healthy and all have had different experiences of the situation. In Australia their lives have carried on mostly as usual. Whereas my cousins and aunt in England have spent much of the time sheltering. Mark’s life seems to have been mostly unaffected, despite living in Europe.
He has been hyper aware and thankfully in The Netherlands his job is still considered essential and he is working. But, it has been a long time since we have seen him. I have remained hopeful that our trip to the UK in June will happen. But this seems more and more unlikely as their cases rise, and we don’t have the vaccine. And even when we do have access, I am not eligible for it straight away. But the sadness I feel is not about missing out on a holiday. It comes when I watch videos of people giving thanks to our health care workers. They have seen so much death for so long and they are mentally exhausted. I was especially moved when community members in Cape Town sang prayers for the health workers and Covid patients. If you have the time, please listen.
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Sourdough Wholemeal Bread Maker Loaf
- 215 g water
- 47 g canola oil
- 197 g refreshed sourdough starter
- 10 g fine salt
- 15 g fructose
- 484 g wholemeal flour
- 7 g active dry yeast
- Place the water, oil, starter, salt, fructose, flour and yeast into your bread maker container
- Select the following settings * - 750g loaf / medium crust / whole wheat
- Let your bread maker do its thing and when done, take the bread out of the container and leave to cool completely on a wire rack
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime February 15:
Is there a particular video that has moved you? If so, please share the link in the comments.