Edited to name winners:
dallidallibakery – Brod and Taylor proofer
Lindsay Leong – Mockmill
Vanya Dineva – Lame by Zatoba
Arie@***shine.com – Fibrament Baking Stone
[email protected] – KD8000 Baker’s Scale
Winners please contact me at [email protected] by Dec 31st to claim your prize and give me your address so the sponsors can mail your prize to you.
Hello Everyone! I know you’re as excited as I am about giveaways. Today we are starting a Christmas Giveaway, it will end on Dec 12th so there will be enough time for the prizes to be mailed out to the winners in time for Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivities.
This year we have a wonderful line up of prizes from Brod and Taylor, MockMill, Zatoba, Baking Stone Co and Northwest Sourdough. Several of the companies will also being doing special discounts on their products just for you, so you can purchase some early gifts for your loved ones. READ MORE »
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 I thought I’d modify my original tortilla recipe (one of the most popular posts on my blog ever since it was published) for my family member. See the original formula here: READ MORE »
Okay, just like I promised you. For today, March 21 through midnight March 23, my book, “Discovering Sourdough,” all four volumes (almost 400 pages), will be on sale for 9.99.
That is the lowest amount it has ever been sold for since publication. On Etsy you make one payment and get all four books as a pdf download.
The regular price is 23.95. If Amazon catches me, I have to stop the sale, as they don’t like to be undersold and I have it on Amazon. My books are available as four pdf downloads from:
If you purchase and leave a review, email me at ([email protected]) and I will send you a free copy (value 4.00) of my 40 Hour Sourdough formula.
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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. READ MORE »
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:
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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…
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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, READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »
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. I have heard many different opinions on the subject. However, there is one thing that keeps me from making up my mind about the subject and that is the tests I have done. Many years ago, I did time tests for different starters to see how long they took to proof. See Starter Experiments. READ MORE »