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Autumn Days – My Favorite

Visiting with some of my family:

My niece, Dominica with her daughter, Mattie and their new puppy

I have been busy and haven’t posted or baked much lately. However I always seem to be thinking about sourdough anyway. While visiting family in California, I came upon some “California Sourdough” baked in the Midwest and shipped to the coast. I think it should have read, “Midwest Sourdough.”  I decided to pass on it.  I would like to find more local Artisan sourdough style breads to review.

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Kneading Conference West

Michael Eggebrecht teaching the Professional Baking class at Kneading Conference West.

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I was lucky enough to attend the first annual Kneading Conference West in Mt. Vernon Wa at the WSU extension center. The conference lasted three wonderful days, Sept 15 – 17  2011. There was so much to see and do that it was hard to pick which classes to attend.  The food served was really good and the people were just my kind of people.. obsessed with bread.

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Lady Bear’s Bread

Big Bear’s Bread has been a real popular bread, I have had many emails about it. I wanted to try the same formula, but try to shorten the preferment time and add some grains/seeds. Since that is what I like (the grains/seeds), I thought I would call this variation, “Lady Bear’s Bread.”

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Breakfast and Lunch Pockets, Foldovers..Whatever…

I wanted to make up a soft hearth bread, you know, as opposed to a lean hearth style bread. So I mixed up the following formula and baked a loaf of nice hearth bread, it was softer, like I wanted, but still has a chewy crisp crust and tastes delicious. The only problem was that there was about 40 oz of dough left, and I did not want to bake up another loaf of bread. So…Continue reading