Hello Everyone! I’ve launched a new online baking course called, “Extreme Fermentation – Bake Modified Gluten Sourdough Bread.” The method was inspired by Yohan Ferrant’s method of low inoculation, extreme fermentation at high hydration.
For the course, I used a moderate high hydration to make the dough easier to handle. The course covers the low inoculation method of extreme fermentation with very little handling of the dough. I also show how to modify the dough so you can make “sour” sourdough or mild sourdough using the same dough. READ MORE »
All of my baking courses are offered at discount during a new course launch. I launched “Old Fashioned Sourdough” this month so in this post I will have special coupons for all of the courses. I’ve had a rush of new students and a lot of excitement. So… READ MORE »
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 unbox the new scale and show you how to use it and some of it’s features. I also show you how to program the “auto turn off”READ MORE »
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 work.
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. READ MORE »
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).
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. READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »