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Autolyse – Rest and Go to Work

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Autolyse – Rest and Go to Work


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.

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Biggest Discount Ever for book, “Discovering Sourdough”… Time’s Running Out…

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Okay, just like I promised you. For today, March 21 through midnight March 23, my book, “Discovering Sourdough,” all four volumes (almost 400 pages), will be on sale for 9.99.
That is the lowest amount it has ever been sold for since publication. On Etsy you make one payment and get all four books as a pdf download.

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The regular price is 23.95. If Amazon catches me, I have to stop the sale, as they don’t like to be undersold and I have it on Amazon. My books are available as four pdf downloads from:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PixieBakery

If you purchase and leave a review, email me at ([email protected]) and I will send you a free copy (value 4.00) of my 40 Hour Sourdough formula.

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Reopening my Blog – So Grateful to All of You.

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Hello everyone! As the new year draws to a close and a brand new year is just about to begin, I’ve decided to reopen my blog and continue on with my newest book, “100% Sourdough.”

The last several years have been devastating for me. I fled an abusive marriage which lasted 30 years. I thought things would get better and in some ways they did, but leaving an abusive person is the most difficult thing anyone can do (well in my opinion).

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Cheesy Topped Loaf

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This is a companion post to the post Fig-caccia! If you want to make Cheesy Topped Loaf, the formula is at: Fig-caccia!

I made the dough using the formula found on the linked page. I used half of the dough for the Fig-caccia! and half of the dough for the Cheesy Topped Loaf. The dough is 77% hydration and wet, but not too wet as I used a large amount of whole grain flour in the formula. Continue reading

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