Autumn Days – My Favorite

Visiting with some of my family:

My niece, Dominica with her daughter, Mattie and their new puppy

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.

 

http://brodandtaylor.com/how-it-works/

 

This Autumn should be busy and fun. I know I am already thinking about another Cranberry Sourdough (cranberry pizza?)….. well what about you???

 

 

 

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    Teresa L Greenway - Sourdough bread baker, author, teacher, entrepreneur. Join my baking classes at: https://tinyurl.com/nbe3ejd

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