Hello Everyone! I’ve had a lot of interest in my new course and am excited for this Friday to arrive. Friday morning I will be sending out the Pre-Launch notice to all of the people on my Early Bird list. Not only do they get early entrance to my new course, “Learn to Bake Classic Bread, Artisan Sourdough,” Continue reading Pre-Launch of My New Baking Course – Friday, August 21st!
SUPER GIVEAWAY!! WIN a Brod & Taylor Bread Proofer (it also makes great yogurt and melted chocolates).
To celebrate the launch of my second baking course, “Learn to Bake Classic Breads, Artisan Sourdough,” on August 28th, I will be hosting a super giveaway! Continue reading Super Giveaway & Pre-Launch Sign Up – 2 Weeks left….
I have been called the queen of blisters…. ha ha ha! I love it! Now if you are from those countries where bread crust blisters are considered a fault, then go off and hide in the corner because this post isn’t for you. Here in the USA we love blistered crust, Continue reading How to get Blisters on Your Bread Crust
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 was asked to add a baguette formula and “how-to videos” to my new Udemy Course. It took me a few weeks to work out a formula I liked. I did four different iterations but was unhappy with the outcome until the last experiment. Then I hit pay dirt! The taste is beyond fantastic! Continue reading My Chubby Baguettes
I had a lot of fun coming up with this formula for 100% hydration 100% whole wheat sourdough bread. It was really easy actually. I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat flour and made up a 100% hydration dough, enough to make two loaves. This was in response to a student in my class that asked for a whole wheat formula. Here is a video of the finished loaves: Continue reading 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread at 100% Hydration
Thank you for the great response to the Blister Crust Series on YouTube. I will embed it here:
Also I was asked to post the formula for those who viewed the videos but wanted a place to refer to the formula for reference or print out. So here you go:
Continue reading Blister Crust Formula – Potato Water Sourdough
I’ve got the second video finished. It’s called Blister Crust Sourdough Part 2 Fermentaion and Folding Dough. I am working on video number three which will be about shaping, slashing and proofing. The final video will be about baking and the finished bread. Continue reading Video # 2 Fermentation and Folding Dough
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:
Leftover mashed potatoes are a good thing when it comes to baking. I used potatoes and flax seeds to help keep the bread moist for a longer period of time. It really works. I also used the double hydration technique to obtain a nice spring and crumb with a lower protein all purpose flour. Here ya go…