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Program the KD8000 Scale and Use the ...

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

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 […]

Autolyse – Rest and Go to Work

Autolyse – Rest and Go to Work

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 […]

Video # 2 Fermentation and Folding Do...

Video # 2 Fermentation and Folding Dough

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. 

Reopening my Blog – So Grateful...

Reopening my Blog – So Grateful to All of You.

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 […]

Kneading Conference West 2013

Kneading Conference West 2013

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 […]

A New Year…Looking Back

A New Year…Looking Back

It was  one year ago that I came to live in the San Juan Islands. So much has happened since then. I got a chance  to bake commercially in a local bakery. Unfortunately the bakery shut down and I am looking for a job.

Kneading Conference West 2012 Part II

Kneading Conference West 2012 Part II

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.

Kneading Conference West 2012 Part I

Kneading Conference West 2012 Part I

Kneading Conference West (Sept 13, 14 and 15) 2012 was a terrific success. I had the privilege of attending for the second year in a row and I am really glad I did. The Kneading Conference  is held in the beautiful Skagit Valley in Mt Vernon, Wa at

Salish Sea Sourdough and Passionate f...

Salish Sea Sourdough and Passionate for Pies

I have been baking Salish Sea Sourdough  at Passionate for Pies for two weeks now. Passionate for Pies is owned by two of the nicest people in Eastsound, Wa.  Shasha Jean and Marie Bigbee opened Passionate for Pies three years ago. Their pies, tarts, and pot pies are reknown in the San Juan Islands and […]

40/100 Sour Seed Bread

40/100 Sour Seed Bread

I have been experimenting with low hydration, extremely aged motherdough in the 40% and 60% hydration range. This post is about the 40% motherdough or seed dough as I often call it.

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