As part of the Residency programme, Alex will be running 4 bread baking workshops. She wants to have a fluffy, easy and cheap recipe, with everyday ingredients, to get people inspired with making bread. For this she wanted to develop a white loaf made with plain flour that is light and fluffy. However, past experimentation … Continue reading Baking bread with pastry flour
Up until 2000 the sound mirror stood in a field north-west of the Godwin Battery on the coast at Kilnsea on the way to Spurn Point. The sound mirror was part of a chain of similar acoustic devices located on the north east coast extending from the Humber to the Tyne. They were erected to provide … Continue reading Sound mirror
Today Alex got her hands floured and ready to experiment with another recipe from the WWI period, this time from The Great War Cook Book by May Byron. Trying to replicate in some way the Government Regulated flour from the time, for this recipe was used a mix of strong wholemeal wheat with strong white wheat flours, potato flour and … Continue reading Oatmeal bread
Project approved! Just a little sorting out of details to be finalized. We're changing gears to start contacting potential partners and working on funding applications. Exciting times!
Picked up from the post today! Time to crack on with the research on WWI bread and other recipes.
After spending a few nights last week working on fictional texts, Nick is now we'll underway into translating those to a storyboard. The proposal has gone out to the Artists Residency team in Spurn and, whilst we wait to hear back (and hopefully receive a formal go ahead for the project), there's no time to … Continue reading Storyboard underway
As part of the preparation for the residency, Alex needs to learn and try out as many WWI bread recipes as she can find! This first attempt was for a dough incorporating mash potatoes.
Whilst in Hull we couldn't miss out on a chance to visit the Spurn Lightship.
In August we had a chance to stay at a friend's up in Hull and use his home as a base for our explorations of Spurn. Nick had arranged with Andrew Mason for us to go on one of Spurn's safaris to recce the place and we were both looking forward to it.