Hot water is the secret to great tortillas. Now that I’ve piqued your curiosity I will go on… I have a member in my family that has issues with wheat. The individual has a skin condition made worse by consuming wheat products. However, the longer fermented sourdough baked goods don’t seem to be a problem. So […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
There has been an ongoing controversy over whether a starter culture that you obtain elsewhere, is taken over by, or reverts to, the local microorganisms after you have had it for a while. I asked Debra Wink that question and she said a stable starter would keep the original organisms intact if it was healthy. […]
When I was young, there was a bakery in town that specialized in a Cheese Onion loaf. It was a soft, white crumb studded with melted cheese pockets and caramelized onions chunks. The bread was a sought after item and you could smell it baking from far off.