I have two home mills, the Blendtec Kitchen Mill and the Mockmill, well maybe three if you count the cheapo coffee grinder I used in the past before I got the Mockmill.
The Blendtec Kitchen Mill has been a mainstay in my kitchen for years. I’m actually on my second one as the first one ended up with a cracked housing (it was old, I bought it used on Ebay, years ago). I like that this mill will grind fine flour fast and in a large quantity (well large for the home baker). However, that’s pretty much all it will do, just flour. It will do a variation of super fine flour to less fine flour. It won’t grind cracked meal, bulgher, coarse meal etc. One of the cons is that it is very READ MORE »
Hello Everyone! I purchased a new Blendtec Grain mill. I had one for years but had to let it go when I moved a while back. I’ve missed it ever since. So I bought it and have a demo of how it works right out of the box on Youtube here: READ MORE »
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: READ MORE »
This is the second post in a series where I put together some collections of Sourdough Baking Technique videos. This post will cover Baking Equipment Ideas. I thought it would be a good idea to have a list of videos and resources in one post so that you can bookmark it or share it with a new baker. However, one post would be too long, so I am breaking it up into three posts. READ MORE »
Here are a collection of Sourdough Baking Technique videos about “The Dough,” all in one place. I thought it would be a good idea to have a list of videos and resources for baking techniques in one post so that you can bookmark it or share it with a new baker. However, one post would be too long, so I am breaking it up into three posts. This post will deal with techniques for The Dough. I will do a second post for Baking Equipment Ideasand a third post for Assorted Baking Techniques. READ MORE »
Please read to the bottom of the post to see the winner of the secret contest.
I wanted to talk about baking tips and hacks.
People often ask me questions about baking and when I’m done talking to them, I realize that a list of baking hacks/tips would be great. Maybe you will put your favorite hacks in the comments and together maybe we can come up with another list. So far I’ve got:
I am often asked where I get this piece of baking equipment or that one. I have done a few posts on singular items but no posts on an inclusive list of baking equipment I use or want to use. 🙂
These are mostly Amazon links and I am an affiliate. It won’t cost you anymore to use my links, but it will help me out. Also, if you pull any live link to your desktop and use it as an entry portal every time you use Amazon, I will be credited a small amount and lots of small amounts adds up to large amounts and then I can get my kids bigger clothes (they don’t seem to stop eating) 😉
Besides Lucky Clover Trading Company, I’ve found these banneton selling at Amazon:
I haven’t used them so I can’t say whether they are good or not, but Lucky Clover has a 50.00 minimum last I heard so sometimes it’s better to just buy one or two. If you do a search on Amazon, you will come up with some good deals if you look for the lowest to highest prices in the search and not the relevant search. Many bannetons are still very high priced but some are really made with high quality materials.