My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile


Sourdough Bread - Rev. Sylvester Graham

This post 'Sourdough Bread'... was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog Tyra's Garden


It was pit dark when I woke up this morning, still I almost jumped up from the bed as I remember that I had two sourdoughs to bake out this morning. A nice cup of coffee while waiting for the bread to rise (second rise) and for the oven to get warm, hot is a better word I start out with 250C (480F). Two different doughs but both made of a whole-wheat sourdough base. One with Graham flour and one with strong wheat-flour. Neither spices nor any fruit added this time I wanted to get a quite plain bread with a neutral taste just some sea salt was added. Said and done an hour later I had my bread ready and we had a great start of the day…a long breakfast.

En perfekt start på dagen, ett riktigt gott nybakat bröd. Det här gjordes på en surdegsbas och en fördeg - sedan lät jag det jäsa hela natten för att sedan baka ut det i morse.

Graham flour

"Graham flour is a type of whole wheat flour named after the American Presbyterian minister Rev. Sylvester Graham (1794-1851), an early advocate for dietary reform. According to the Larousse Gastronomique, Graham despised processed white flour and believed that bran was the cure-all for the bad eating habits of his compatriots.
Rather than simply grinding the
whole grain wheat kernel (bran, germ, and endosperm), in graham flour the components are ground separately. The endosperm is ground finely, initially creating white flour. The bran and germ are ground coarsely. The two parts are then mixed back together, creating a coarse-textured flour that bakes and keeps well. Graham flour is used to make graham crackers and pie crusts, among other things. " wikipedia

Have a great winter day/ Tyra

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Bea said...

Mmm...så gott det ser ut med surdegsbröd i vacker brödform.
Det är väl guldstund om ngt, att få färskt bröd genast på morgon :)
Ha en fortsatt skön söndag! /Bea

sweetbay said...

That loaf looks wonderful -- there is nothing better than fresh-baked bread.

Gela said...

Vad härligt med nybakt bröd. Skall försöka en gång till med surdegsgrund. Den första slarvade jag med så jag fick den ej att må sp bra som den borde. Ha en riktigt fin kväll./Gela

The Muse said...

The aroma...the warmth...there is nothing like fresh bread eaten at your own cottage table.

May today be a blessing for you and your family, on this Glorious day:)
The Muse

joey said...

Oh yum! I want some too on this foggy morning, Tyra! Rev. Sylvester Graham was really onto something and simply needed creative minds/hands like yours to prove it. (Your photos are stunning!)

Carol said...

A lovely start to the day Tyra... something that inspires you to spring out of bed! Your photos are warm and inviting and full of health and good living. Yummy!

Annika Christensen said...

Mmm vilket bröd.. jag bakar alldelses för sällan.
Däremot pressar jag jucie varje dag.
Stämningsfull bild med ljust.
Ha det gott

Flowergardengirl™ said...

You are so clever Tyra. Wish I could be there to have some coffee with you and taste the bread as it comes out of the oven.

Marie said...

Mmmmm eg får vatn i munnen :)
Dette ser kjempegodt ut :)

Naturegirl said...

Tyra! Nothing better than waking up to a breakfast of hot homemade bread smothered in butter and homemade preserves..Mmmmmmm!
smacking my lips..aNNa xo

Kathleen said...

Yum Tyra. I wish I could breakfast with you! I haven't made or eaten homemade bread for quite a long time. It looks so delicious and I'm sure it smelled heavenly baking in the oven.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Good Morning Tyra....

Your lovely pictures and information about about Rev. Sylvester Graham have inspired me to bake bread this morning. Unfortunately I will not be able to use Graham flour, I will have to use what is available to me from my pantry.... Wish you could join me after it is baked for a cup of steaming hot coffee and a thick slice of my bread spread lavishly with butter and damson jam. Have a good day. Love from Marion