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Video: How to make bread

 

This video will teach you how to knead, prove and shape home-cooked bread. Master these techniques and then experiment with flours and seeds to make different bread shapes and flavours.

The video is part of a collection of tutorials created for The Cook’s Companion App. To view more, download the App or stay tuned as more videos are added to the website regularly.

Tech travels with my iPad

Suitcase with iPad

I find packing much easier and lighter these days thanks to my iPad. For those of you heading off for Easter holidays, I thought you might like to know what Apps and e-books I’ve been using, reading and watching on my recent travels.

Cooking

Of course, I take the Cook’s Companion App with me everywhere, and even though I thought I knew the entire contents backwards, by using the Search function I find I am locating recipes that I had not come across for a long time so my frequently-cooked repertoire has expanded!

Reading

I have just finished the monster read of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch which I really enjoyed, although I was a bit aghast at the excesses of the two young characters. I am planning a Sri Lankan holiday later in the year and have been reading quite a bit with a Sri Lankan theme. I enjoyed Michele de Kretser’s The Hamilton Case, and the delightful Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje.

Watching

I’m looking forward to downloading Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey in anticipation of my holiday later this year.

I’m an avid user of the the ABC iView App to catch up on missed episodes of favourite shows such as Rake and The Checkout.

Connecting

The FacebookInstagram and Twitter Apps on my iPad and phone are in regular use. Social media has its advantages and challenges, but I enjoy sharing an experience vicariously with friends, family and followers. Please join me on my food adventures!

Free printable market shopping list – November

Stephanie Alexander - LeekMarkets are a joyful way to shop. It’s all about about buying what’s in season, meeting local producers and getting involved in your community.

I’ve created a free printable shopping list featuring my seasonal recommendations and suggested food combinations for early November.

Stephanie Alexander's Market Shopping List - NovemberSimply print it off, pop it on the fridge and jot down the items you need throughout the week so you’re ready for market day. Click the image above, or download here.

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Free printable market shopping list – October

Farmers MarketMarkets are a joyful way to shop. It’s all about about buying what’s in season, meeting local producers and getting involved in your community.

I’ve created a free printable shopping list featuring my seasonal recommendations and suggested food combinations for October.

Market shopping list

 Simply print it off, pop it on the fridge and jot down the items you need throughout the week so you’re ready for market day. Click the image above, or download here.

 

(Top image credit: Chuck Redden)