What Can You Do The Last Three Days of January?

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Hello fellow bakers! I’ve been baking up a storm this first month of 2016. I hope you’ve had fun baking too! Udemy gave notice that they are setting the bar (new pricing structure) higher for their online courses (no more 10.00 specials), so I decided to have my own little special discount this last weekend of January (also check the “PS” at the bottom of the page for a contest to win a free course).

I’m discounting two of my sourdough baking courses:

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Un-Boxing and Demo – Kitchen Aid Mixer 6000 HD Professional

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I received my new Kitchen Aid Mixer in the mail. I un-boxed it on video so you can all see what it looks like and how it works. Amazon had a one day sale and I got it for almost half price. It’s the one horsepower motor mixer and I really like it. Without further ado, here it is: Continue reading

Playing Around With Gluten Free Bread Baking

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I have a neighbor who has to eat gluten free so I told him I would play around with the gluten free flour available in the regular grocery stores. I did not use sourdough, I used commercial yeast and had to go buy some at the store. It was a it weird but I wanted to get a good loaf first and then experiment making it with sourdough later. So this is my first test:Continue reading

Free Download: “Reach for Joy.”

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I glanced up and many in the audience were wiping tears from their eyes. I was astonished! It was my first book reading ( I read excerpts to the audience) and signing for my memoir and I was a bit nervous. I thought people might be fidgeting, wanting to go home. When I was finished the group gathered around peppering me with questions and then… most of them bought not just one copy but two or three copies of the book… to share with family or friends they thought might find help by reading it.

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75% Hydration, Easy Autumn White Sourdough Bread

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I’ve been having fun with some higher hydration loaves. This particular formula is easy because it uses up a lot of your sourdough starter and the high inoculation rate of starter in the dough is like a built in autolyse. After all, what did you think the sourdough starter was doing while you slept? Continue reading

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