I just returned from a week of traveling by plane and then by car across the Arizona Desert (twice) in 118F weather! This instructor felt BAKED!
I was able to visit with my (87 years young) dad on the coast of California (80F! Yay!) and some of my children and grandchildren.
Now I am ready to get back to fun (not work!) and start baking again. I have some sourdough starter going for bread, pizza and brownies! More of my children and grandchildren will be arriving today and we will be picking blueberries tomorrow. Thank goodness coastal Washington doesn’t reach 118F!
Here are links to the courses, check out the links and see what each course includes and start having fun baking! 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 been experimenting with time and temperatures from the Modified Bread formula from my course “Extreme Fermentation.” What’s really great about this bread is that you can do endless experiments to find out what the bread will do, especially since the batch is large. Continue reading
I would like to give a shout out to a new web site! My friend and terrific baker, Barbara Elisi has a wonderful new bread site that you must check out. It is called Bread and Companatico. She has brought together several professional bakers as regular contributors, such as Continue reading
I was asked to add a baguette formula and “how-to videos” to my new Udemy Course. It took me a few weeks to work out a formula I liked. I did four different iterations but was unhappy with the outcome until the last experiment. Then I hit pay dirt! The taste is beyond fantastic! Continue reading
I had a lot of fun coming up with this formula for 100% hydration 100% whole wheat sourdough bread. It was really easy actually. I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat flour and made up a 100% hydration dough, enough to make two loaves. This was in response to a student in my class that asked for a whole wheat formula. Here is a video of the finished loaves:Continue reading
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. Continue reading