Diney's Diary

Here at Riverside Guest House, we want to make sure your break is a memorable experience from the moment you walk in. We're so fortunate to be located in the heart of the Lake District with everything it has to offer on our doorstep.

To help you get the most from your trip, Riverside co-owner Diney keeps a journal that includes local attractions and events, and some recommended walks in the local area, as well as some useful recipes for you to take home.

Sourdough At Riverside

sourdough recipe

Sourdough is naturally leavened bread and has been around at least as early as ancient Egypt. Like all good things it was probably discovered by accident when bread dough was left out and it combined with good micro-organism. Instead of using commercial yeast it is made using a starter which is fermented flour and water mixture that contains wild yeast and good bacteria to rise. There are no additives!

The first thing you need to do is make the starter which takes 5 days and then the rest is simple.

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