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Time and Temperature Experiments with Modified Gluten Bread

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Hello everyone! I’ve been experimenting with time and temperatures from the Modified Bread formula from my course “Extreme Fermentation.” What’s really great about this bread is that you can do endless experiments to find out what the bread will do, especially since the batch is large.  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 »

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 »

Sourdough Bread Baking Experiments – Course Launch Today!

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Today is launch day for my new course, “Sourdough Bread Baking Experiments.” I had a lot of fun making this course but it took me a long time to get it finished. Thank you for being so patient!

In this course, I boiled bread, worked with low inoculation, double hydrations, motherdough, overnight ferments, super high hydration (Cristal Bread) and other fun experimental methods. I also played around with some heritage grains, Spelt and Teff. There is even a failed experiment with double hydration! READ MORE »

Countdown to NEW Sourdough Baking Course Launch!

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I wanted to launch my new online course, “Sourdough Bread Baking Experiments,” this coming weekend, the last weekend of June. However, I am flying to the “Udemy Live,” convention where I have been asked to be a speaker. So instead I will shorten the launch READ MORE »

Baking Hacks & Tips Videos

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I’ve posted a new video showing how to clean out gunky wet dough from bannetons. I decided to post a few more of the baking tip videos here for your convenience. Some were done a while ago, but a brush up on ideas is always fun.  READ MORE »

Reasons Why Your Bread Might Be Dense

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A student in class  wanted to know some of the reasons why a loaf of bread might turn out dense. So I began this answer… which turned into a post:

Some reasons why your bread might be dense:

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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: READ MORE »

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? READ MORE »

Playing Around with Teff Flour for Teff Bread

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I was able to pick up some Teff flour on discount at the store. The flour is still fresh, so I think the store just wanted to discontinue it. Which means I’ll have to find it elsewhere when I need to purchase some more.

According to the internet, Teff is a seed not a grain and if that leaves you scratching your head, read here: Difference between Seeds and Grains. That is not the only article, just Google it for more information, it is quite fascinating actually.
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