Little Box Brownie: Sour Dough

Sour Dough

Two days ago I started to make some bread, which I was going to have for dinner. I quite often make bread which I stuff with spinach and feta, however after a few hours and the dough had not risen, I thought my yeast must have died, so had something else altogether.
I never got around to throwing the dough out and the next day it had risen. Unfortunately I left the dough for a few days as I didn't get time to cook it, by the time I did the dough had a bit of a sour smell to it. Oh well I thought it might just taste like a sour dough instead. I made a big loaf and had it with some pasta. That way I still had the pasta if the bread had gone bad. Well it turn out really well, it had a slight sour dough taste but not all that strong it was especially good smothered in butter . There is nothing more satisfying that bread and butter, except of course if its served with a big bowl of pasta. 

This pasta recipe is my sisters, she doesn't cook much, but when she does she creates a pretty good meal.
It tastes like a restaurant dish and is pretty easy and relatively cheap to cook. Its definitely my new go to dish.


Sour Dough


600g flour
13 g fresh yeast
300 ml water
20ml olive oil
20ml milk
15 g salt

pre heat oven to 180 

Put all of the ingredients into your electric mixer with the dough hook attached, mix on a low setting until the mixture is combined, then increase the speed and mix for 5-10 minutes, or until the dough comes away from the bowl.

Place the dough in a bowl and leave to rise for 1 hour, punch down then leave again. I left mine for a day which created the sour taste however you can bake after a hour.

Remove the dough from the bowl on to a floured surface, shape and bake. 

Pasta Leftovers


half a packet of store brought dry fettuccine 
4 rashers of bacon
1 cup of mushrooms
3 tomatos
half a tup of Philadelphia cooking cream
Salt/pepper to taste
italian herbs

Place the fettuccine in a saucepan of boiling salted water and cook until el dente.
To make the sauce, chop the bacon, mush rooms and tomatoes up into bite size pieces.  
Place the bacon and mushrooms in a frypan with a little olive oil and cook until golden. Stir through the tomatoes and cook until they soften. Add the phili, italian herbs and salt and pepper.
Strain the pasta and and toss through the sauce.

Serve with a nice red and some chunky bread and make a meal of it.