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
So, 2017 has officially begun, and we started it off in by travelling to Bute to help brew some beer...! As some of you will know, we have been collecting waste sourdough throughout 2016. All those loaves not purchased from the Deli / markets, or seconds that didn't make the grade, have made their way… Continue reading Brewing some Sourdough Bread Beer
BIG NEWS - we are now accepting individual sourdough orders on our weekly sourdough bakes. Come take a look at our new open food network shop at https://openfoodnetwork.org.uk/doughies/shop - haven't added our sourdough loaf pictures yet - but if you know and have tried our bread you know what to expect; and wanted to open this up… Continue reading Big News – Now Taking Individual Sourdough Orders
Come find us at the Rotary Christmas Festival 26th November 2016 - 9.30-4.30pm at Nevis Centre, Fort William, PH33 6AN - we'll have a table like this full of sourdough goodness..including some Christmas treats [locally produced jams, sourdough stollen, Ankerstock - a forgotten Christmas rye....and more #sourdough #local #slow food]
As i scrape out the mixer this morning, getting out every last bit of dough into a crate ready for its 4-hour bulk ferment, I am pondering just how precious each scrape of dough actually is. I think the more connected you get to the origins of your food the more your eyes are opened to just… Continue reading Precious Produce
Just unwinding after a full on weekend including showing at the Lochaber Agricultural Show, where doughies shared some sourdough love. That's me at our table in the food tend alongside other local small, micro producers. Yes doughies is small. But small can be beautiful. Doughies has been telling it's small story for the last 5… Continue reading Doughies – baking Small and writing Big
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
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!