Quite quiet on the doughies blog of late, and I thought it was high time for a mid season splurge of words by way of update. Bakehouse Update So our bakehouse has quietly grown in the interim. I reckon we have now gone from nano to pico to micro [and can now officially be labelled… Continue reading Sourdough Baking & Growing Update
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
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
Busy getting the bakehouse ready, and have been pondering what a zero waste bakehouse would look like. What do I mean by zero waste? Well as Anne-Marie Bonneau's strap line on zero waste chef summarises neatly - "no packaging, nothing processed, no waste". There are now a number of zero waste restaurants and cafe's springing up challenging the… Continue reading Pondering a Zero Waste Bakehouse
So we're constructing a new house this year up on Darachbeg Croft, Muirshearlich, Banavie. And in our new home, we've decided we're going to re-jig our utility/shower room into a dedicated home micro bakehouse for doughies to ferment in for a bit. ETA? Well we'd love to be in by Christmas, but we also might run… Continue reading Bakehouse in Construction!