sourdough and wild yeast

sourdough and wild yeast

Going Wild with Pumpkin Cornmeal Rolls (BBB October 2017)

Monday, October 16th, 2017

summary: Pumpkin Cornmeal Rolls; making adjustments to the recipe; using wild yeast instead of commercial; a Bread Baking Babes project; World Bread Day and World Food Day; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) October 2017: Pumpkin Cornmeal Bread I just can’t stop using our Jane Mason Starter! This October has been strange – so warm that it’s […] Continue reading »

Is the starter ready? Looks can be deceiving…

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

summary: how to tell if the wild starter is ready; bubbles are an indication but not foolproof; float test is essential; working towards predictability; scheduling the starter; feeding; “[It] might be the case that your starter is rising, but you’re not there to see it. If you feed at night, it might be rising up […] Continue reading »

Wild Naan for Sourdough September

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Sourdough September 2017

summary: recipe revision for naan using natural starter instead of commercial yeast; converting a recipe calling for commercial yeast into one using wild yeast; brief history of commercial yeast; another project for Sourdough September On Thursday, with two more days left in September, we realized I could bake one more batch of wild bread this […] Continue reading »

Wild Bread Notes (or… KISS)

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

summary: importance of the float test for the levain; scheduling; disregarding advice from some experts; KISS; it’s Sourdough September The baker’s skill in managing fermentation, not the type of oven used, is what makes good bread. – Chad Robertson It’s so thrilling that I have finally been able to embrace baking with wild yeast! And […] Continue reading »

Bread for Cousins’ Day

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

summary: in praise non-sour sourdough wild bread; planning ahead; working with Jane Mason levain; what to do with all that extra starter; it’s Sourdough September Apparently, it’s Sourdough September in the UK. I learned about it from BREAD Magazine’s “Dough Wizards” newsletter. But for us, I think that we will be still be celebrating Sourdough […] Continue reading »

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