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100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread at 1...

Baking Sourdough Bread

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 […]

Overnight Sourdough – Super Sti...

Overnight Sourdough – Super Sticky Dough – Awesome Bread!

  I had a lot of fun baking this bread and making this video. There’s an overnight sourdough bread formula in my book, but this one is different. The dough has whole wheat, rye and bread flour and is very sticky with a high hydration. You will see how to handle a very sticky dough.

Cheesy Topped Loaf

Cheesy Topped Loaf

This is a companion post to the post Fig-caccia! If you want to make Cheesy Topped Loaf, the formula is at: Fig-caccia! I made the dough using the formula found on the linked page. I used half of the dough for the Fig-caccia! and half of the dough for the Cheesy Topped Loaf. The dough […]

Fig-caccia!

Fig-caccia!

I’ve been busy all summer, baking at the new bakery in town. So I haven’t had a lot of time for baking in my own home. Today however, I decided to be creative and do something new. My sweetheart bought me some fresh figs because he knows how much I love figs.

Baking in the Basement Woodstove!

Baking in the Basement Woodstove!

  Earlier I mentioned I wanted to try to bake in the woodstove in the basement where I am living. It looks like this: (Wouldn’t it inspire you to try baking in it?) It has been cold here as of late, so I fired it up and ran it all night long. There were some […]

Chocolate Cinnamon Rye… with Wa...

Chocolate Cinnamon Rye… with Walnuts

Wow, did this bread ever smell great, in dough form, while baking and … while eating! It is at it’s best once cooled and given some time to mellow. I got the inspiration for the chocolate cinnamon blend from Peter Reinhart’s bread, Chocolate Cinnamon Babka, see my post here:  http://www.northwestsourdough.com/discover/?p=900 from his book, Artisan Breads Every […]

Playing with Quinoa

Playing with Quinoa

My wonderful mom sent me some Quinoa. I am not sure why, except she knows I like to experiment with grains/flour/seeds etc. So I experimented with the Quinoa, which really isn’t a grain but a seed which can be ground into a flour.  The smell and flavor was very good, so much so, that I […]

Sue’s Whole Wheat Sourdough aka...

Sue’s Whole Wheat Sourdough aka Pink Wig Sourdough

This recipe was inspired by Sue, who tries to maintain a low sugar, whole grain diet as she battles cancer with courage and humor.  She wrote of this recipe, “According to my Anti-Cancer book, sourdough bread is in a class by itself and is allowed on the diet even if not whole wheat, so this […]

Light Wheat Desem

Light Wheat Desem

I’ve  been working with the Desem in new recipes and having absolutely fabulous results. Here is a Desem bread I call Light Wheat Desem and another that I am in the process of working with called Desem Milk ‘N Honey. Here are pictures of the Light Wheat Desem: This is the overnight preferment: This turned […]

How I do Desem…

How I do Desem…

I had several emails asking me how I do my Desem bread, technique, recipe etc. So here goes… I have been keeping an 80% hydration Desem in a bowl in the refrigerator. It has been easier to feed, and easier to use. 80% hydration just means approximately twice the amount of flour to water ratio. […]

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