Our Sourdough Bread Recipe – Quick And Simple

There are many recipes for the sourdough bread. I think the way we do it is the easiest and quickest you will find around. The recipe below is how we do it and it should be seen as a guide only. You will find your own way of doing it very soon. Don’t give up if you bread won’t be perfect for the first few times. It is an evolution process which is worth trying. You don’t get such a healthy and delicious bread anywhere else. It is not much work to do it either. We used to do the bread with much more effort like kneading twice and letting… Read More

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PASTA FATTA IN CASA.. I MALTAGLIATI!

This recipe comes from Giulia, an Italian backpacker who came to our place and helped in the food forest. She also spoiled us with this delicious pasta dish she made from scratch. Yumm! Thank you fro sharing your recipe Giulia!Β  PASTA FATTA IN CASA.. I MALTAGLIATI! 500 GR flour (I mixed plain and wholegrain) 4 eggs Water Salt Prepare a volcano with flour. Break the eggs in the centre. Add a bit of salt and start mixing it all, initially with the fingers than with the hands, adding some spoons of water to amalgamate all the ingredients. Keep on working for around 15 minutes (or maybe more).. until the dough… Read More

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Home Made Vanilla Pudding Custard

This home made vanilla pudding custard is my mum’s recipe. We are using it as a topping on a sponge cake with some fruits on top, also as a filling for many different cakes or to enjoy just like that πŸ˜€ Just lately used it for the Coulds Slider slice making a double portion of what you see in the recipe πŸ™‚ Yumm! Home Made Vanilla Pudding Custard 40 g butter 40 g wholemeal or plain flour 1.5 cups milk 50 g raw sugar 2 egg yolks vanilla Melt the butter, add flour and stir on a medium heat until light golden. Add milk and sugar and stir all the… Read More

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Wolkenschieber – Clouds Slider Slice

Wolkenschieber! Some people call it Prophetenkuchen. I know this cake from Germany. It is a perfect way to use egg yolks when you made Pavlova the day before πŸ˜€ Quick, easy and delicious! I have this recipe from a German page. You can serve itΒ  Wolkenschieber – Clouds Slider Slice 6 egg yolks 6 tbs sunflower or other oil 80-90g (depends how big the egg yolks are) wholemeal or about 100g plain flour 6 tbs 40vol. alcohol like vodka, scotch, rum or other (you won’t taste the alcohol after baking) 80g melted butter some pure icing sugar Baking time: 5-8 minutes at 230-250Β°C. Pre-heat the oven. Whisk the egg yolks… Read More

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PIZZA FATTA IN CASA (HOME MADE PIZZA)

This recipe comes from Giulia, our Italian backpacker who visited us in June 2019, helped sooo much in the food forest and also found time to cook some delicious meals. I am so happy to share her recipe with you as the pizza was super delicious! Thank you Giulia! LE RICETTE DI GIULIA PIZZA FATTA IN CASA (HOME MADE PIZZA) Ingredients for 3 people Wholegrain flour 300gr Plain flour 200gr (you can eventually use the same kind of flour for the entire dough) 3-4 gr yeast 280 ml water Sugar Salt EVO Oil (dosis are approximative, you can adjust flour/water during the making) note: wholegrain flour takes more time to… Read More

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Purple Yam Cookies

These cookies are very easy to make, have beautiful colour and delicious taste. The additional little extra of Rosella jam on top makes them irresistible πŸ™‚ Purple Yam Cookies (made from fresh yam) Peel and cut the yam into smaller pieces. Cook in water or even better steam until soft. Mash with fork or in a food processor and put aside. You need 200g of mashed yam for this recipe. I always cook at least double and then freeze it in a container for future use. Combine: 280g plain flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt and put aside Place the mashed yam in a bowl or food… Read More

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Grow And Enjoy! Your Own Tea!

(This is the article I wrote for our local monthly magazine The Beacon, Issue 3, 2019) Are you adventurous enough to drink more than just one sort of tea? If so, why don’t you grow your own herbal teas yet? It is healthy, delicious and it grows just at the reach of your hand! The collection in this photo are only few of the wide range you can grow in our beautiful climate of the Fraser Coast. Growing herbs and plants for tea is a permanent component of our food forest and not only a part of our sustainable living choices but also lots of fun having such a diversity… Read More

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Pickled Eggplant

I cannot remember where I have this recipe from.Β  It is very easy to do and you don’t need to measure anything. Some people asked me to share it so here it is πŸ™‚ Pickled Eggplant Wash the eggplant. You can peel it if the skin is very thick. Cut it in about 1 cm or 1/2 inch thick sticks. Place in a colander, sprinkle generously with salt and mix it through with your fingers. Place a plate on top of the eggplant, weight it all down and leave for at least two hours to get the moisture out. Bring to boil 1:1 water and white! vinegar. Add eggplant in… Read More

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Walnuts And Dates Meringue Slice

200g walnuts – cut in smaller chunks 300g dates – cut in smaller chunks 6 egg whites 300g raw sugar Preheat oven to 220C. Roast the walnuts for about 5 minutes.Β  Keep an eye on it as they burn easily! Move them onto a cold tray to cool down quicker. Lower the oven temperature to 160C. Line a baking tray with a baking paper. Whisk the egg whites to soft peek, then add the sugar slowly and whisk until the meringue is creamy, thick and stiff. Add the dates and walnuts into the meringue and fold in gently. Move into the cake tin and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Tips:… Read More

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