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

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

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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 »

Tartine Bread: 3rd time’s the charm (and 4th and…)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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summary: recipe for Tartine Bread; 3rd try is the charm; only major change was to use Jane Mason’s starter; how freeing it is to not have anything to toss away; too many pictures to choose from; joys of having happy pets; (edited 24 September 2017 to add the missing water measurement in the recipe Duh!!!) […] Continue reading »

5th try lucky!

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

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summary: recipe for Jane Mason Wild Bread; 5th try at making not-sour bread using the Jane Mason’s liquid levain; trying a different bread recipe, based on one in “Homemade Sourdough” by Jane Mason; using stronger flour; kneading with ‘slap and fold’ and ‘stretch and fold’ techniques; overnight refrigeration of shaped bread; What’s in a name? […] Continue reading »

4th Try at Mason Bread – such high hopes…

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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summary: Fourth try at making Wild Bread, based on a recipe in “All You Knead is Bread” by Jane Mason; adding the float test didn’t help; how to know when to shape; how we react under duress, continuing the search for not-sour sourdough but seriously contemplating conceding defeat; This is the sad and sordid account […] Continue reading »

And we have a new pet…

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

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summary: recipe for Natural Starter based on instruction in “All You Knead is Bread” by Jane Mason; I’m a glutton for punishment; we have a new pet; celebrating with blueberry scones Are we really going to do this? Again…. A while back, we read Michael Pollan’s brilliant book Cooked and cannot stop thinking about the […] Continue reading »

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