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Sourdough Bread Baking 101

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I’ve decided to feature one baking course at a time with a nice discount during the months leading up to Black Friday and Christmas. Baking courses make a really nice present for an aspiring baker, newlywed couple or retired people who want to take up a new hobby. It is also a great gift idea for teenagers (give them something fun to do!).

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Quest for Sourdough Workshop – Pt 1- Library

The Quest for Sourdough

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What a wonderful two days spent in St. Vith Belgium at the Puratos Center for Bread Flavour! A year ago Karl De Smedt asked me if I would like to visit the sourdough library in Belgium. I answered that I would love to visit someday. His reply was intriguing, “Well, we’ll have to see if we can make that happen.”

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Buried Bread – A Sourdough Experiment

Buried Sourdough Bread

Buried Sourdough Bread

Many years ago, when I was working with and experimenting with Desem, I would bury the Desem dough ball in the bag of flour and then later dig it out and see that it had cracked open with the fermentation going on inside. I remember thinking about how nice the skin on the dough ball was. When it was buried in the flour,Continue reading

75% Hydration, Easy Autumn White Sourdough Bread

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I’ve been having fun with some higher hydration loaves. This particular formula is easy because it uses up a lot of your sourdough starter and the high inoculation rate of starter in the dough is like a built in autolyse. After all, what did you think the sourdough starter was doing while you slept? Continue reading

Launch Week Surprise Giveaway for November!

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Edited: The two winners are: [email protected] and [email protected] Please contact me at: [email protected]  Shipping to USA only. If outside of USA you are responsible for shipping or you can select a gift certificate instead.

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…Continue reading