sourdough and wild yeast

sourdough and wild yeast

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Real Honest Purists’ Bagels

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

summary: wild bagels revisited; using zero commercial yeast; recipe for Real Purists’ Wild Bagels; choosing between poppy seeds or sesame seeds; Jane Mason’s starter just keeps getting better; snow again?! The bagel, in its peripatetic history, has moved from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the delis of the United States […] [H]owever, most people’s […] Continue reading »

fine tuning Tartine Bread….

Monday, February 19th, 2018

summary: adding a little rye flour and wheat germ to Chad Robertson’s Tartine bread; Jane Mason natural starter (wheat) is just getting stronger; altering the baking time in the combo-cooker for even better oven spring; getting permission to change the recipe; brief review of “My Kitchen in Rome” by Rachel Roddy; Yesterday, we made bread […] Continue reading »

Wildness at the BBBabes’ 10th Anniversary Party (BBB February 2018)

Friday, February 16th, 2018

summary: recipe for Wild Royal Crown Tortano based on a recipe in “Artisan Baking Across America” by Maggie Glezer, using Jane Mason’s starter and Chad Robertson’s kneading and shaping techniques; information about Bread Baking Babes; BBB’s 10th Anniversary! Bread Baking Babes (BBB) 10th Anniversary: Royal Crown Tortano – Revisited How time flies! The BBBabes have […] Continue reading »

Running Wild with Stacy’s Orange Rosemary Boule

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

summary: making bread based on a recipe in Jamie Schler’s beautiful cookbook “Orange Appeal”; not following the recipe vs. following the recipe; wild yeast version is good too….     My friend Stacy Livingston Rushton lives, like I do, the expat life. But whereas I’ve spent the last 30 years between France and Italy, Stacy […] Continue reading »

Rising to the Challenge (January 2018 BBBuddies)

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

summary: January 2018 Bread Baking Buddies; BBB Tartine Polenta Bread gallery; about the BBBabes Tartine Polenta Bread is January’s BBB project challenge. Bread Baking Buddies (BBB): Tartine Polenta Bread This January, the BBBabes made Tartine Polenta Bread, based on a recipe in Chad Robertson’s book “Tartine Bread”. (Here is the recipe I used.) Not all […] Continue reading »

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