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Sourdough starter vs sourdough culture

We sometimes get questions about the difference between a sourdough starter and a sourdough culture. It can be a bit confusing, especially if you’re just getting into this whole breadmaking business. Is one better than the other? Will they make different types of sourdough? How do I know where to start?

Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered with an explanation of the differences and a few different terms, so you’ll feel like a professional sourdough maker in no time.

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Why we love chocolate

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner our craving for all thing’s chocolate has been piqued. Whether you’re a believer in the day of love or not, it’s certainly a great excuse to enjoy a tasty bar (or in our case box) of chocolate. As we got stuck into making some homemade Mad Millie Raw Cacao Chocolate, we were curious about where the association of chocolate and love came from.

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Hard Cheese tips and tricks

Slicing into the wax covering your homemade hard cheese is a great feeling. After a tedious few weeks or months while you wait to taste your success, that first peek of delicious, flavoursome cheese is a glorious sight. We have heard a few murmurings that the thought of making hard cheese can seem a bit overwhelming for the budding cheese maker. Not wanting you to miss out on the satisfaction of your own cheddar, gouda or Havarti we’ve put together some tips to get you started.

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Kefir second ferments and flavour infusions

This is the time of year when we’re feeling ready for a bit of a fresh start, for our body that is. The usual over-indulgence that is mandatory at Christmas is done and dusted and we’re in the market for something fresh and healthy to get us back on track. We think kefir can do just the trick!

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All there is to know about Mad Millie Cultures

Fermentation and cultures go hand in hand, but do you actually know the details of your culture and how to get the most out of it?

Let us walk you through the different types of cultures, the best way to store them and why we love Mad Millie cultures so much.

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Tips for making the best mozzarella

The satisfaction that comes from stretching out your own homemade, fresh mozzarella is hard to beat. Hot curd morphing into a delightfully smooth and shiny ball. There are some important factors when making mozzarella that can help significantly with your success, and we want to share them with you!

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