sourdough and wild yeast

sourdough and wild yeast

Reparations after Bread Wars

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Mock Monsieur

summary: effects of weather changes on bread made with wild yeast; bread wars; counter-intuitive behaviour; rescuing failures and turning them into major successes; Mock Monsieurs; Avocado Toast; Winning; “If you have a lemon make a lemonade” – Dale Carnegie, after Elbert Hubbard“Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different […] Continue reading »

What Nationality are These Muffins?? (BBB November 2017)

Friday, November 17th, 2017

summary: ingredients for English Muffins; refusing to use commercial yeast when there’s wild yeast in the fridge; scheduling problems; late again; rescuing English muffins that are overcooked (really dark…) on the outside and undercooked in the center; meat thermometer is my friend; making my sister happy; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) […] Continue reading »

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 »

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