I had a lot of fun coming up with this formula for 100% hydration 100% whole wheat sourdough bread. It was really easy actually. I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat flour and made up a 100% hydration dough, enough to make two loaves. This was in response to a student in my class that asked for a whole wheat formula. Here is a video of the finished loaves:Continue reading
I am often asked where I get this piece of baking equipment or that one. I have done a few posts on singular items but no posts on an inclusive list of baking equipment I use or want to use. 🙂
These are mostly Amazon links and I am an affiliate. It won’t cost you anymore to use my links, but it will help me out. Also, if you pull any live link to your desktop and use it as an entry portal every time you use Amazon, I will be credited a small amount and lots of small amounts adds up to large amounts and then I can get my kids bigger clothes (they don’t seem to stop eating) 😉
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Martha Hosier, my sweet, gentle mom left this earth today. I just want to post this to honor her memory. In this picture she was a young woman, she left behind 12 children, 54 grandchildren and her best friend and lover for almost 60 years (this October), my dad, Richard. She ultimately died of congestive heart failure.
Thank you to all of you who are my family and friends for your support and kindness.
Accomplished baker, Vanessa Kimbell wrote a great post on “Sourdough and Digestibility.” I was very interested to read her post because I have people frequently asking me this very same question. In my own family I did some experimentation (with willing, no actually demanding subjects) with the digestibility issue.
I’ve had a lot of people asking me about my dough trough I use in my videos. I kept telling people they are 1/4 size Cambro Translucent food pans with lid (it’s what they were called when I purchased them, only it may have been wrong). I gave out links but then there seemed to be a problem. Some professional sites were calling a quarter sized pan a half size instead. Sooooo I decided to do a bit of research on that because I have worked in bakeries and I know what a full size, half size and quarter size pan looks like. A full size pan in bakery terms is a large pan that bakeries use in their large ovens.Continue reading
Barrett had problems connecting at first so there is a space before she starts in.
Barrett has some great interviews with women entrepreneurs. Check out some of her other interviews if you are interested.
Also see: Barrett’s Wisdom and Wellness Workshop.
My new course “Rediscover Real Artisan Sourdough Baking” (discount link) is available at: https://www.udemy.com/rediscover-real-artisan-sourdough-baking/?couponCode=SITE25
Happy Baking everyone!!
For two months I’ve been working on my Udemy online bread baking course. It’s called,“BAKE REAL ARTISAN SOURDOUGH BREAD Like a Professional”
I think you’ll really like it. If you click HERE you can see the landing page and get more information. The link will also automatically give you a discount to the class. Once you are in, you are in for life and get all updates and new formulas by just checking back now and then. The course is set up so that you take it at your own pace, whenever you like, there are no deadlines or schedules. You also get a certificate of completion when you are finished.
Besides Lucky Clover Trading Company, I’ve found these banneton selling at Amazon:
I haven’t used them so I can’t say whether they are good or not, but Lucky Clover has a 50.00 minimum last I heard so sometimes it’s better to just buy one or two. If you do a search on Amazon, you will come up with some good deals if you look for the lowest to highest prices in the search and not the relevant search. Many bannetons are still very high priced but some are really made with high quality materials.
Autolyse (Auto-Leese) is a term used in baking that refers to a simple method which improves the flavor and quality of bread. Essentially, the flour and water in the formula are mixed together and left to rest. The dough might be resting but the microorganisms are going to work.