I have a question for you Lochaber - what is in the loaf of bread you picked up today? Well if you've been lucky to pick up one of our sourdough's from the Deli or at a market, I can honestly tell you - here's what is in your loaf of bread, (with some rough… Continue reading Lochaber – what is in your bread?
Branding Getting ready for some markets and shows and working on the small but beautiful brand that is doughies. Listening to a talk by Seth Goodwin last night about how to think small to go big, got me thinking about what is the doughies brand? Previously I'd written down the founding principles of doughies here, but as our… Continue reading Branding, Individual Subscriptions & Tweaks
Driving Scotland pondering what is good Food Today saw me out on the road with the day job, and whilst enjoying the scenery managed to ponder what is good food....by eating some! Popped into well of seven heads for a tasty breakfast roll (check out the new inside seating for those rainy days), and thereafter popped into… Continue reading Driving, Facebook and Bread
Bake-house Progress It's been like Christmas at doughies the last few weeks; new kit arriving and getting crammed into our wee bakehouse - we now have a door (very exciting), still bits and bobs still to do but getting slowly done...that's 225kg of flour under the dough table - just add water, pinch of salt… Continue reading Update from last few weeks
Bakehouse update Bakehouse had its inaugural test this week baking for the Lochaber local food show (see below) - more kit due to arrive shortly (big table etc), but we think our wee space is going to be just perfect for our 100 sourdough a day target #microbakery. More photos to follow once we've finished... Show… Continue reading Bakehouse, Trade Show & Trade Orders!
Just a quick photo update below:- Bakehouse flooring now complete (grouted and sealed) - pretty happy with it. Tonight its time to clean up the equipment and roll it back in, and measure up for a few new bits. The bakehouse internal door has been ordered and is on its way. We've registered the space… Continue reading Quick Photo Update
Laying some groundwork at Doughies these past few days. Groundwork no one has been laying the bakehouse floor- nearly there now, just needs some grout and sealer, and then we can start putting the fun stuff back in on our new quarry tile floor. The second piece of groundwork has been… Continue reading Groundwork X 3
Nourish - Making a living from Local Food (2016 Coaching Programme) Last week I attended the opening session of Nourish "making a living from local food" 2016 coaching programme (more here). Lot's of great people, good chat, in a group of counter-culture people wanting to and doing things different with regard to our food system;… Continue reading Mid April Update
Felt the need to write down some monthly bakehouse goals - here's our road plan to getting some Sourdoughs out the door to the people of Fort William this summer:- April - Flooring! Just ordered (some nice quarry tiles) May - Door! The bakehouse needs an internal door to keep it seperate from the house -… Continue reading Road Plan to Sourdough this Summer
"Do one thing well - it's enough." We've been looking at incremental reductions we could make to avoid waste of our bread (see this blog pondering a zero waste bakehouse) and have now turned our attention to embedded distance (distance travelled) of our ingredients. We're pondering a locovore bakehouse. What's a Locovore? A locavore is a person interested… Continue reading Pondering a Locovore Bakehouse