As the school year begins, it can be challenging to come up with new and exciting lunch ideas for your kids. So we've done the hard part for you and created some new fun recipes to try out this year, plus some tried and tested recipes that we know the kids will love.
Our sourdough recipes are not only delicious but also nutritious, using a natural fermentation process to create a more digestible bread.
Here are a few new recipes to try for those creative lunch boxes!
Mini Focaccia Pizzas
Start by following our Sourdough Foccacia Recipe. Mix the ingredients together the night before, then the next day grease 2x12-hole muffin tins with oil. Cut away pieces of dough approx 50g each and place into each hole. Cover and let rest for 1-2 hours until risen. Apply a small amount of oil to the top of the dough, plus some pizza sauce or pesto. Get those hands dirty and dimple the dough with your fingers. Then add any pizza toppings you desire eg: tomatoes, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc., and don't forget some cheese! Press the fillings into the dough as well. Bake at 220C for 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked through.
Purple Swirl Bread
Make our Basic Bread Recipe but split the dough recipe in half. One bowl for the white dough and a second bowl for the purple dough. When adding your water to the second dough, mix 1 tbsp of Butterfly Pea Powder into the water, then add to your dough mix. Continue with the recipe as normal as you go through the stretch and folds and proofing. When you are ready to shape, lay the white dough down first, and top it with the purple dough. Shape as usual. This will create a nice purple swirl pattern throughout your bread.
These savoury waffles taste great hot or cold and are an awesome way to change up the lunchbox with something different. Fill them with delicious cubes of cheddar and skip the herbs if your kids are against anything green!
These fritters are packed with hidden veg and are a tasty way to enjoy a nourishing lunch. Pair them with some hummus or enjoy on their own. The whole family will love these ones so it's worth making a big batch - plus you get to use up lots of your sourdough discard too!
There is no better way to be the envy of all your friends than if you score a cinnamon scroll in your bag for recess!! The ultimate sweet treat, lovingly baked and fits well inside a lunch box. Bake up a big batch and freeze them until ready to eat.
We would love to see your sourdough inspired lunch boxes so don't forget to share with us on Facebook or Instagram!