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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 »

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 »

Christmas Giveaway 2016

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Edited to name winners: 

Dianna 
dallidallibakery – Brod and Taylor proofer

Lindsay Leong – Mockmill

Vanya Dineva – Lame by Zatoba

Arie
Arie@***shine.com – Fibrament Baking Stone

David
[email protected] – KD8000 Baker’s Scale

Winners please contact me at [email protected] by Dec 31st to claim your prize and give me your address so the sponsors can mail your prize to you. 


Hello Everyone! I know you’re as excited as I am about giveaways. Today we are starting a Christmas Giveaway, it will end on Dec 12th so there will be enough time for the prizes to be mailed out to the winners in time for Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivities.

This year we have a wonderful line up of prizes from Brod and Taylor, MockMill, Zatoba, Baking Stone Co and Northwest Sourdough. Several of the companies will also being doing special discounts on their products just for you, so you can purchase some early gifts for your loved ones.  READ MORE »

Bake Artisan Sourdough Bread Like a Professional

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Hello my baking friends, this is the second week as I feature each one of my sourdough baking courses with a special discount coupon. This week I am featuring my second course, “Bake Artisan Sourdough Bread Like a Professional.” This was actually the first course I published, I later went back and made an introductory course for beginners called “Sourdough Bread Baking 101,” but the professional course was my first one and it is still the most popular one. As time went by and I published more courses, eight in all, I became better at video taping and editing, but even so, this course remains the most sought after.  READ MORE »

Quest for Sourdough Workshop – Pt 1- Library

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What a wonderful two days spent in St. Vith Belgium at the Puratos Center for Bread Flavour! A year ago Karl De Smedt asked me if I would like to visit the sourdough library in Belgium. I answered that I would love to visit someday. His reply was intriguing, “Well, we’ll have to see if we can make that happen.”

He made it happen. READ MORE »

Some Interesting Baking Site Links

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I don’t know about you, but here in the northwest, we went from some unusually hot (for us) weather to cool and rainy. It feels like summer is gone and fall has made it’s claim. I’m okay with that, although I love summer here.

I want to let you in on some great news. READ MORE »

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 »

Sourdough Bread Baking Experiments – Course Launch Today!

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Join my new sourdough baking course here: Sourdough Bread Baking Experiments

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 »

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