One of the reasons I moved my life to Italy in my hands: easily-accessible, local, organic food. Back in the UK, it took a lot of work for me to find UK grown and milled rye flour. Here, near Florence, there’s a fully organic farm, championing ancient grains and regenerative agriculture, literally a few miles from my house. That mans I can make sourdough, 85% wholegrain, rye bread that is hyper-local. It’s what I believe food should be and I feel such deep joy at being part of its creation in my kitchen.
I love chestnut flour. This is my first go at a sourdough ‘Pane Marocca’: a Tuscan chestnut flour, wholemeal wheat flour and potato. All ingredients are Tuscan and organic. It is sweet and nutty. This is the closest I have stayed to a recipe (thank you lievitonaturale.org!) for ages and now I’m going to go off on a tangent and change it to suit my two boys: I’ll use spelt instead of wheat (for my husband) and sweet potato instead of white potato (for my son). I think it might even end up as muffins…we’ll see. For now, I’m going to enjoy this one..
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