Felicity Lawrence, Guardian journo and author of the excellent book “Not on the Label”, convinced me to stop eating shop-bought bread years ago. (A brief version of her reasoning is contained in the Bees n’ Beans blog.) I slipped out of my good habits after a couple of years and a few changes of country and eating style. Now I only make my own bread when I feel the need to pummel something :).
I was delighted, therefore, to discover Wild Wheat, a much-lauded Auckland bread-maker which sticks to the good old-fashioned way of making bread – their website makes good reading on the subject. Felicity would be impressed.
Luckily Ooooby delivers Wild Wheat bread with my veggie box, so I don’t have to trek across town to find it. This was my first experience with kumara sourdough, which is a super tasty bread which went with my Monte Vecchio cheese like a marriage made in heaven (more on that shortly).
Now, I wouldn’t recommend kumara sourdough for when your denture-wearing great-aunt visits. That crust is hearty after all. But this is the perfect bread to have with something like this soup.
I’m keen to try more Wild Wheat breads – which ones do you enjoy? Anyone tried the bagels yet? They look yum!