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Baking Hacks & Tips Videos

Banneton Cleaning

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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Sourdough Baking Techniques 3 – Assorted Baking Techniques

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This is the third and last post in a series where I put together some collections of Sourdough Baking Technique videos. This post will cover Assorted Baking Techniques.  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 »

Baker’s Percent

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BAKER’S PERCENT

This post is also about Baker’s Percent. In my new course I have a lecture on Baker’s Percent and I thought it might help everyone so here it is:

Baker’s percent can be a difficult concept for those who are new to it. Baker’s use this method because it is easy for them to scale a formula using baker’s percent. READ MORE »

Program the KD8000 Scale and Use the Baker’s Percent Key

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I’ve been asked for quite a while to show how to turn off the “auto turn off” and also how to use the baker’s percent key for the KD8000. I made two videos because the one I was going to make was just too long, so I split it in two.

In this video I unbox the new scale and show you how to use it and some of it’s features. I also show  you how to program the “auto turn off” READ MORE »

Baking Equipment – Pan Sizes – Dough Trough

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I’ve had a lot of people asking me about my dough trough I use in my videos. I kept telling people they are 1/4 size Cambro Translucent  food pans with lid (it’s what they were called when I purchased them, only it may have been wrong). I gave out links but then there seemed to be a problem. Some professional sites were calling a quarter sized pan a half size instead. Sooooo I decided to do a bit of research on that because I have worked in bakeries and I know what a full size, half size and quarter size pan looks like. A full size pan in bakery terms is a large pan that bakeries use in their large ovens. READ MORE »

Autolyse – Rest and Go to Work

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Autolyse – Rest and Go to Work


Autolyse (Auto-Leese) is a term used in baking that refers to a simple method which improves the flavor and quality of bread. Essentially, the flour and water in the formula are mixed together and left to rest. The dough might be resting but the microorganisms are going to work.

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Blistered Crust Sourdough – New Video Series

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I’ve promised to teach you how I make the blistery crust sourdough bread. It’s taking me a while because I am learning to use a new video editing software. Hopefully, I will improve as I roll out the next few videos, but here is the first one in the series:

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Hand Crafted Wooden Lame – Shop

 

Hand Crafted Wooden Lame – Store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am Wyllis Greenway, Teresa’s son. I originally designed these lames because I love to work with wood. Most bread slashers you could get were either made of plastic or metal. I thought that a lame should invite the same sense of warmth and character into a kitchen that a loaf of freshly baked bread does, which is why I decided to use richly colored woods and compliment them with shimmery brass hardware. READ MORE »

Kneading Conference West 2012 Part II

The Business of Baking

Kneading Conference West is a three day event held in September at the Washington State University Extension and Research facility in Mt. Vernon. It brings  together bakers, plant breeders, millers, brewers and even oven builders, all with some connection to grain. READ MORE »

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