After a week-long Nordic food specials at our Lounge Restaurant from Chef Jakobsson (ex-Noma), we had a few things leftover, notably hay, hazelnuts and a superbly cold pressed rapeseed oil. A few days back, my friend Frederic came to say hello and brought back 2 bags of organic whole spelt flour from his baking stage … Read more

Just sourdough, naturally.

July 31st, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (18 Comments)

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure to meet Philip and Alfred. Two gentleman who introduced Effective Microorganism (EM) products to me. What caught my attention along the discussion we had, more than anything else, was not the usage of EM to clean toilet or purify water, but the fact that it is a … Read more

So you’ve got sourdough? For the purist, die-hard sourdough bakers out there, you may just follow the below guideline without the suspiciously dangerous 2 grams of industrial yeast… simply using the sourdough you’ve prepared in part II of the trilogy. For everyone else, you may chose to bake  with a little extra fresh yeast with … Read more

Sorry to keep you waiting so long after part I of the trilogy… it’s just that good bread takes time! Sadly not just five minutes a day…   I have seen quite a few baking books relating about no-knead, no-work, few-minutes-job breads… is that what bread baking has come to? Like everything else: fast and … Read more

After 20 years of baking, I still love discovering and baking new breads. This is part of our daily fuel… we test, we try, we bake, we taste… again and again… until the day we reach perfection; therein lies happiness… The day I met with the delightful Sonia Graupera – travel journalist, adviser, seasoned foodie … Read more

Simple ingredients, simple method, simple flavor and texture – everything about scone is simple! So what makes them so posh? Is it that Roselle jam again? I was puzzled to see how much is going on around the pronunciation of the word scone! And it’s not even a matter of British vs U.S. language as … Read more

Baking tryout: Rye sourdough and roselle

February 4th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Recipes - (8 Comments)

In a passionate baker’s mind, you tend to relate everything you eat to bread. In this case, I am still trying to figure out the every use of Roselle since my last blog post on macarons. While munching on the preserved blossoms and their elegant floral acidity, I thought it would balance quite well with … Read more

Your 2011 resolution: More baking at home!

December 31st, 2010 | Posted by greg in Recipes - (9 Comments)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) And why not? – If the thought of kneading flour, water and salt into dough doesn’t scare you away; and that of filling your home with the gentle fumes of freshly baked bread ever crossed your mind, then you might be on to something big for your New Year resolution: baking … Read more

Masarang Clove Pumpkin Cake

November 8th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (1 Comments)

A few weeks ago, I received some cloves from the Masarang community in Indonesia; the same place I received palm sugar earlier this year. It was right on time with our festive season kicking in! We usually serve banana cake for our breakfast and since we’ve got loads of pumpkins on hand, we worked out … Read more

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