Visiting with some of my family:
I have been busy and haven’t posted or baked much lately. However I always seem to be thinking about sourdough anyway. While visiting family in California, I came upon some “California Sourdough” baked in the Midwest and shipped to the coast. I think it should have read, “Midwest Sourdough.” I decided to pass on it. I would like to find more local Artisan sourdough style breads to review.
I was in California the same week Peter Reinhart was in San Francisco but I did not find out about it until I returned and checked Pizza Quest. It would have been nice to meet him. It has been a lot of fun and an honor to be a guest editor on his site, Pizza Quest. My latest post on Pizza Quest is here.
I have been thinking a lot about the autolyse process and am planning to write about it for a future article. It is especially helpful to use an autolyse for high protein pizza flour. I worked with some high protein flour while I was in Hawaii two years ago, I enjoyed experimenting with it. One of the posts I did at the time on the high protein flour you can find here.
Also, I was chosen to test out Brod and Taylor’s new Bread Proofer. That should be interesting. Any of you who are regular readers know that I have come up with some unusual home proofers, like my microwave and my dishwasher (what will she think of next???)
Here is a picture of it and the link below will show you a demonstration. It would be great if some of you got in on it and asked me any questions you might have about it. We could kind of test it together.
This Autumn should be busy and fun. I know I am already thinking about another Cranberry Sourdough (cranberry pizza?)….. well what about you???