Hello everyone! As the new year draws to a close and a brand new year is just about to begin, I’ve decided to reopen my blog and continue on with my newest book, “100% Sourdough.”
The last several years have been devastating for me. I fled an abusive marriage which lasted 30 years. I thought things would get better and in some ways they did, but leaving an abusive person is the most difficult thing anyone can do (well in my opinion).
Continue reading Reopening my Blog – So Grateful to All of You.
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…
Continue reading Potato Flax Sourdough
It’s that time of year for baking with pumpkin and squash! I bought a pumpkin squash, baked it, and made not only pumpkin muffins but some pumpkin bread, all in one sitting. It’s great to eat the muffins right away and freeze the pumpkin bread for later, give to a friend, or take to a pot luck dinner.
(By the way, I cheat and use any squash that has bright orange, mealy flesh, the kind that bakes up thick and creamy instead of watery and stringy) Continue reading Pumpkin Muffins and Walnut Pumpkin Bread
For the third year in a row, the folks who put together Kneading Conference West, did a wonderful job. It was great to see baker friends from former conferences, Floyd of The Fresh Loaf, MC of Farine and Meeghan of Breadsong.
It was also great to see baking instructors from past conferences, Scott Mangold of Bread Farm, Continue reading Kneading Conference West 2013
Okay so I did something amazing this morning. I made up a formula for pancakes that will be my go to formula from now on. My son asked me to name them after him and my daughter, who won’t eat pancakes, helped herself to a full plate after tasting a bite. She said, “How did you make these taste so good?” Continue reading Whitley’s Pancakes (Cream Cakes)
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 is 77% hydration and wet, but not too wet as I used a large amount of whole grain flour in the formula. Continue reading Cheesy Topped Loaf
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. Continue reading Fig-caccia!
I baked up some pita pocket breads today or flatbread. It is so good when you make your own fresh and hot off the baking stone!
Continue reading Sourdough Pita Flatbread
I love berries of all sorts, but I especially love blueberries. I have a stash of them in my freezer and several boxes of fresh blueberries in my refrigerator. So I thought I would make up a quick snacking kind of dessert for dinner.
Continue reading Quick and Easy Blueberry Wedges
The Bread of Love and Friendship
This is an easy sourdough with a little bit of milk and potatoes. I used whole wheat sourdough starter but you can use a white starter and substitute about 6 oz of whole grain flour for bread flour to have it come out similar. Continue reading Pane di Amore