Rewena Paraoa

Rewena bread is a traditional Maori potato sourdough bread, known as Rewena Paraoa. The Maori are indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Paraoa is the Maori word for bread. The word rewena comes from the root word ‘rewa’, which is a potato. Rewena bread is made with fermented potato instead of yeast, which gives the…

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Sourdough Sandwich Loaf

Once we have our sourdough starter ready, the next exciting job is to be bake a lovely loaf of bread. I have baked this loaf multiple times with all purpose flour, with part wheat flour and seeded loaf too. All of the loaves turned out amazing and I have loved every version of it. I…

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Sourdough Starter – How to create it & keep it alive

How to create and maintain a sourdough starter

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Stuffed Sourdough Pizza

It is nice to be back to blogging after a month. I had a lovely vacation to Bhopal and Indore. The husband and I aim to visit all UNESCO World heritage sites across the world starting with India. So this time we visited the Sanchi stupa and Bhimbetka caves near Bhopal and some other historical…

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Seeded Sourdough Boule for Bread Bakers

Now that I have figured out the basics of baking a sourdough bread, I decided to take the next step with some delicious additions to the loaf. I thought of giving it some crunch with pumpkin seeds and a good bite with replacing some of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour. As of…

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Sourdough bread – Coil Fold

Today we have the second in the series of ‘Bread of a kind’. I have made another sourdough bread, a boule but this time I have used the coil folding method instead of the usual stretch and fold method for strengthening and developing the gluten in the dough. Coil fold seemed easier to me and…

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Stiff Dough Sourdough Bread

This week’s theme is ‘Breads of a kind’ and it is as if this theme was picked just for me. I was so ecstatic to see this and the buns theme in the same month. That just means more baking and it got a spring to my step. As I continue discovering innumerable things about…

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Sourdough Burger Buns

My laptop is acting crazy and making weird sounds. Looks like I have to give up on it and get a new one. The good part is that I had thankfully taken pictures on my phone and I am able to use them here. Else it would be tragic that, for once, I was ready…

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Sourdough Banana & Zucchini Bread

Another resolution I have is to improving my sourdough baking. I wanted to bake a sourdough bread loaf but the winter has been particularly cold this time and my starter is taking ages to show any signs of activity. So I ditched that idea and decided to bake a sourdough quick bread with bananas and…

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Apple yeast water Bread

I have been reading up on making yeast water with different fruits and seeds and it is such an exciting concept. During one such binge, I came across this beautiful recipe in Facebook of a bread with apple yeast water and bread flour. I simply had to try it. So I immediately cut up an…

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