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Failure in Bread Baking

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I would like to mention something. I have baking failures. We all do. Those of you who are newbies sometimes get discouraged by seeing other baker’s photos, but all of us, even now, will have failures, we just don’t post them for the world to see. READ MORE »

Easy Scrumptious Sourdough Brownies

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These sourdough brownies are quick, easy and taste super! They use only fermented sourdough starter so the flour in them is completely fermented. When you need a quick dessert and brownies sounds just right, and when do they ever sound wrong? then whip these up and serve them warm with some whipped cream, your favorite icing or plain, they’re that good! READ MORE »

New Baking Course – Extreme Fermentation

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Hello Everyone! I’ve launched a new online baking course called, “Extreme Fermentation – Bake Modified Gluten Sourdough Bread.” The method was inspired by Yohan Ferrant’s method of low inoculation, extreme fermentation at high hydration.

For the course, I used a moderate high hydration to make the dough easier to handle. The course covers the low inoculation method of extreme fermentation with very little handling of the dough. I also show how to modify the dough so you can make “sour” sourdough or mild sourdough using the same dough. READ MORE »

Yohan Ferrant’s “Do Nothing” Bread

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At the “Quest for Sourdough” workshop I attended last month in Vith, Belgium, a wonderful baker, Yohan Ferrant, explained the method of making bread that he, along with some other bakers and nutritionist were working on.  It was dubbed the “Do Nothing” bread by one of the attendees and it’s now all the rage. If you hashtag, #yohansbread or #donothingbread you will find many posts on Facebook about the bread.  READ MORE »

Ideas for Summer Breads

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Breads for Summer

Are you feeling it’s too hot to bake bread for summer? Don’t give up! There’s lots of ways to bake bread in summer. Flat breads are fun to bake and you only need a hot skillet, griddle or even a barbeque!
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Crumble Sourdough Biscuits – Scones

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I just felt like whipping up something quick to go along with cold chicken for dinner. I thought biscuits/scones (I know in the UK biscuits are considered cookies)  would be a good idea. So I used up some sourdough starter that was spent (not active and sour). Here is what I did: READ MORE »

Buried Bread – A Sourdough Experiment

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Many years ago, when I was working with and experimenting with Desem, I would bury the Desem dough ball in the bag of flour and then later dig it out and see that it had cracked open with the fermentation going on inside. I remember thinking about how nice the skin on the dough ball was. When it was buried in the flour, READ MORE »

Scoring a Sunflower Loaf

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Hi everyone! We are having a challenge in our group on Facebook called, “Perfect Sourdough.” The challenge is to score a loaf to look like a sunflower, some 3d scoring fun. So I made up a variation of the Alaska Sourdough bread and had a super lot of fun scoring the loaves. Here is how I did it: READ MORE »

Worth Repeating – Discussions on Bread Baking

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Hello fellow bakers,

Sometimes my students will ask me questions and the answers get buried in time. So I thought I would repeat some of the following on dough development and hydration conversion:

The stages of Dough Development READ MORE »

NEW COURSE LAUNCH! Learn to Bake Magnificent Challah!

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My sixth baking course called, “Learn to Bake Magnificent Challah,” has launched!

In this new course I cover three types of Challah, a commercially yeasted dessert Challah, a hybrid Challah using both commercial yeast and sourdough and a sourdough only Challah. The course took me many months of testing with  help from a group of formula testers (photos from the test bakers are included in the course).

For Launch Week I will have the course available at half off. Here is a discount coupon link: Learn to Bake Magnificent Challah

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