I was so busy getting my new course ready and working on my new site (https://thebakingnetwork.com) that I forgot to even do a post on the new course!
My new online baking course, “Bake San Francisco Sourdough Bread,” was the most fun of any of my courses to produce. It was really the culmination of years of learning about methods for sourdough baking. Like many of you I tried over the years to find a method that would give me a consistent “sour” tang in my San Francisco style loaves. I did have some moderate success but wasn’t really happy about how hard it still was to get a good consistent deep sour when I wanted it.Continue reading
I’ve been experimenting with freezing dough. My first experiment was with a two loaf batch of seeded dough. After bulk ferment, I put the dough into the fridge to cool it down before shaping it. Chilling the dough minimizes excessive rising before it freezes. After refrigerating the dough for two hours, I shaped the loaves (about 700 grams each) and put them (in bannetons) into the freezer (covered with a plastic bag).Continue reading
I’m giving a Sourdough Brownie Workshop at the end of the month, so I’ve been tweaking the formula to get it perfect, especially for those who only have semi-sweet chocolate chips available to them. The first formula is here (use this formula if you are making brownies with the 100% baking chocolate): Easy Chocolate Brownies.
Here is the revised formula:Continue reading
Yea, I know, I know, walking where? How do you walk sourdough? Well I just needed a name for my bread and I was going on a walk so that’s what I named it. I should have called it “Quick get some dough ready, we’re out of bread.”
I fed my starter in the morning, was out of bread, wouldn’t be able to bake early the next day, but wanted to start some dough that I could bake as soon as I could get to it. So I made up this dough:Continue reading
Hello everyone! I’ve finally finished my #10th online sourdough bread baking course which is called, “More Fun With Sourdough Bread Baking.” It took me 10 months! I had several obstacles this past year which made it difficult to finish the course. I moved. Yay, I moved! It’s wonderful being in my new place but moving is also stressful and most of all, you can’t find ANYTHING! 🙂
This is the downstairs garage “kitchen” where I used to live:Continue reading
It’s that time of year when lots of folks around the world are baking. We are heading into spring in this hemisphere and on the other side of the world they are heading into fall. Often in the summer many people give up baking for a while, so during summer half the world isn’t as interested in baking as when it’s cold (although we still have to eat!). It is more fun to fire up your oven when it’s cool. It makes the house seem “homey” and inviting.
Which gets me to the matter I wanted to talk about in this post, “sweet” and “sour” sourdough. Many bakers are still after the elusive, “How do I get my sourdough more sour?” Continue reading
These sourdough brownies are quick, easy and taste super! They use only fermented sourdough starter so the flour in them is completely fermented. When you need a quick dessert and brownies sounds just right, and when do they ever sound wrong? then whip these up and serve them warm with some whipped cream, your favorite icing or plain, they’re that good! The sourdough starter is best to use when the gluten has broken down a bit like after 10 -12 hours after feeding at room temperature. Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Edited to name winners:
dallidallibakery – Brod and Taylor proofer
Lindsay Leong – Mockmill
Vanya Dineva – Lame by Zatoba
[email protected]***shine.com – Fibrament Baking Stone
dav*[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. Continue reading