Need an excuse to tackle a new recipe in iso? Bake sourdough and help raise funds for a good cause by taking part in Bread For Life.
It’s no secret that we’re all finding new ways to pass the time at home. With the cooler weather setting in, getting creative in the kitchen is becoming one of our favourite ways to keep busy in iso. In fact, the rise of #quarantinebaking has seen many of us tackle baking projects for the first time. And if you’re looking for a hand to get started, this new initiative is giving you plenty of reason to get in the kitchen.
On a mission to save the life of 2-year-old Filip, Sydney Opera House Exec. Chef, Kasper Christensen and his wife Anna have launched Bread For Life. This fundraising project aims to raise life-saving funds for Filip who has been diagnosed with Brain and Spinal Cord Cancer. Since receiving a terminal diagnosis in February 2020, Kasper and Anna (friends of Filip’s parents) have been helping to fundraise for live-saving treatment (likely to cost over $2 million AUD).
Bread For Life invites novice bakers across Sydney and beyond to donate a minimum of $15 in return for a sourdough starter created by Kasper himself. These fresh or dry starts can be posted anywhere in Australia, with Kasper also creating a series of bread recipes and online video tutorials to help aspiring bakers make the most of their starter. All funds raised by the project will go directly towards Filip’s fight for life.
In just 2 weeks, Bread For Life has seen over 300 sourdough starter kits picked-up or posted nationally (even being sent across the world to postcodes in the US, UK, Greece, Singapore, Egypt, Holland and beyond). With Mother’s Day fast approach, Kasper is calling on Australians to ‘gift flour not flowers’ by purchasing a Bread For Life sourdough starter kit to help save the life on a someone in need.
To take part in the project and donate to this worthwhile cause, visit the Bread For Life fundraising website here.