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.
I had a lot of fun baking this bread and making this video. There’s an overnight sourdough bread formula in my book, but this one is different. The dough has whole wheat, rye and bread flour and is very sticky with a high hydration. You will see how to handle a very sticky dough.
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.
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:
Hi all you great home bakers! I am sorry! I have been so busy that I haven’t been able to post here as often as I would like. I have been making new videos, coming up with new formulas and having a lot of fun. I have also been writing a book, no two books and trying to publish two courses on Udemy. Continue reading
Thank you for the great response to the Blister Crust Series on YouTube. I will embed it here:
Also I was asked to post the formula for those who viewed the videos but wanted a place to refer to the formula for reference or print out. So here you go:
I’ve got the second video finished. It’s called Blister Crust Sourdough Part 2 Fermentaion and Folding Dough. I am working on video number three which will be about shaping, slashing and proofing. The final video will be about baking and the finished bread. Continue reading
I’ve promised to teach you how I make the blistery crust sourdough bread. It’s taking me a while because I am learning to use a new video editing software. Hopefully, I will improve as I roll out the next few videos, but here is the first one in the series:
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).
For the third year in a row, the folks who put together Kneading Conference West, did a wonderful job. It was great to see baker friends from former conferences, Floyd of The Fresh Loaf, MC of Farine and Meeghan of Breadsong.
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