Category Archives for "Sourdough Baking"

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I would like to let everyone know that my 16 year old son, Wyllis, is back to making the lames again. He finally got enough equipment here in Hawaii to get back to production.

The  lames are even more beautiful than before, being made from a Hawaiian wood, Koa. I will be offering one of Wyllis’  lames (which I bought from him) free to one of the people making a comment on this post.

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Salt Fermented… San Francisco Sourdough

In my upcoming book, the feature recipe is the Salt Fermented Sourdough. I love working with this sourdough. I decided to experiment using the Power Flour from Pendleton Mills that I have been posting about. Power Flour is the flour of choice for this San Francisco style bread. I started out by…

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The Southernmost Bakery in the USA

I made another trip around the southern point of the big island in Hawaii this last weekend. I made it a point to stop at the Punalu’u Bakeshop in Na’alehu. This was recommended to me by my big brother who visited the island last year before I came. He said that this bakery made the best coconut turnovers he had ever tasted.

So I bought some, and I bought some Malasadas, and some…

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A Great Day! And…Pi Li Li’s

Pi Li Li's

Pi Li Li's

Pi Li Li’s or Pee Lee Lee’s, whichever way to want to spell it,( it sounds like the second version) are little fried pillows of dough. These are a sourdough version of a fried doughnut that grandma made. Quickly made, rolled in sugar, or cinnamon/sugar, powdered sugar or dunked in a honey glaze, they are great for a Sunday breakfast.

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Hawaiian Sourdough….

pahoaroad

I have been in Hawaii about a week now. My initial impressions are …awe. This place is so beautiful and varied. The picture above shows the main road near where we are living. We are living on a Macadamia Nut farm. Our family was offered a chance to run a Mac nut farm and we leapt at the chance. The farm is in a remote corner of the big island of Hawaii near Kapoho. The town of Kapoho was wiped out by a lava flow in the 1960’s. Continue reading

A wedding, Hawaii, and back to REAL bread!

On Monday, I arrived back from a road trip of ten days. We went to our lovely daughter’s wedding which was in Phoenix, Az.

Natalie and Stephen

Natalie and Stephen

It was 107F  in the shade the day we went to the Phoenix Zoo. The animals were trying to keep cool:

Hot Lion

Hot Lion

Hot Rino

Hot Rino

We visited relatives on the way down and on the way back. I did not have a bite of real bread for all of that time! I have to admit my taste buds are spoiled.Continue reading

Hawaiian Sourdough

Pineapple Sourdough Slice
I have some news for you… I am moving to Hawaii! My family was offered a position caring for a Macadamia Nut farm and we thought that was too good of a chance to pass up, especially since my husband will be laid off in three weeks.
We thought we would give it a try and see if the lifestyle fits us. I have had visions of coconut cream rolls, papaya doughnuts, macadamia nut studded boules, kiwi muffins, etc.. etc all sourdough of course!
Anyway, I thought I would post my Hawaiian Sourdough recipe. It was part of the Special Recipes collection and has been revised and updated for my upcoming book. I made up two loaves of this bread in the afternoon and it did not last through the end of the day.

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