Hello fellow bakers! We’ve got some fun things fermenting! For one thing, our group, Perfect Sourdough on Facebook is about to reach 50 thousand members! I estimate that will happen in about a month or so. We are in the planning stage for probably the best giveaway and contest we’ve ever had.Continue reading
Hello everyone! Every March I do some fun promos for my birthday week. This year I am turning 59! It’s been eight years now since I escaped abuse. With your support and help my two youngest and I were able to get into a decent home over a year ago. Living at home with me are my 20 year old son with autism and my youngest child, who now attends college and high school at the same time (running start). Life has been good!
For March Birthday Fun I will be having all of my online baking courses at discount for only $13.99 until the end of March plus contests, discounts and giveaways!Continue reading
My favorite loaf is the very sour San Francisco Sourdough style bread. It’s why I started baking sourdough almost 14 years ago. It’s why I started a blog, wrote books and also built a company around sourdough. I was able in many ways to get a nice crust, chewy crumb and tangy loaf over the years but could not find a method that was actually controllable and gave that real elusive tangy flavor on a consistent basis.Continue reading
To start off the new year I want to make a new sourdough starter and have those that haven’t made their starter yet, follow along and interact.
I will start on Jan 10th, 2018. Every day I will film what I do and post it so you can follow along day by day and then you can ask questions and get help if you need it. I will post this whole event to a special page so that when we are done, the page will be there for everyone to continue to follow in the future.
What you will need to follow along:Continue reading
Hello everyone! Today is the launch of my new website called, “The Baking Network.” I’m already having a lot of fun with it and hope you’ll want to come join us (we have over 100 members already!). It’s a membership site for bakers around the world. It’s for any kind of baking, sourdough, traditional yeasted, fruit yeasted, quick breads, cookies, pastries, pies, cakes, etc etc.Continue reading
I was so busy getting my new course ready and working on my new site (https://thebakingnetwork.com) that I forgot to even do a post on the new course!
My new online baking course, “Bake San Francisco Sourdough Bread,” was the most fun of any of my courses to produce. It was really the culmination of years of learning about methods for sourdough baking. Like many of you I tried over the years to find a method that would give me a consistent “sour” tang in my San Francisco style loaves. I did have some moderate success but wasn’t really happy about how hard it still was to get a good consistent deep sour when I wanted it.Continue reading
I’ve been experimenting with freezing dough. My first experiment was with a two loaf batch of seeded dough. After bulk ferment, I put the dough into the fridge to cool it down before shaping it. Chilling the dough minimizes excessive rising before it freezes. After refrigerating the dough for two hours, I shaped the loaves (about 700 grams each) and put them (in bannetons) into the freezer (covered with a plastic bag).Continue reading
I’m giving a Sourdough Brownie Workshop at the end of the month, so I’ve been tweaking the formula to get it perfect, especially for those who only have semi-sweet chocolate chips available to them. The first formula is here (use this formula if you are making brownies with the 100% baking chocolate): Easy Chocolate Brownies.
Here is the revised formula:Continue reading
Yea, I know, I know, walking where? How do you walk sourdough? Well I just needed a name for my bread and I was going on a walk so that’s what I named it. I should have called it “Quick get some dough ready, we’re out of bread.”
I fed my starter in the morning, was out of bread, wouldn’t be able to bake early the next day, but wanted to start some dough that I could bake as soon as I could get to it. So I made up this dough:Continue reading