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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 »

Almost-wild Very (very) Light Rye (BBB September 2017)

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

summary: BBB Swiss Rye Ring (and boule) based on a recipe by Stanley Ginsberg; trying to use wild yeast instead of commercial yeast; creating a rye starter using Jane Mason’s method; creating scary rye alcohol in solid brick-like form; ears! we see ears; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) September 2017: Swiss […] Continue reading »

Wordless Wednesday: two loaves of Tartine Bread

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

TaDaaa!! 1st time baking two loaves at once 2nd time baking two loaves at once

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