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Our latest obsession: Naan Sangak

Friday, August 7th, 2020

summary: recipe for wild Naan Sangak (Persian Pebble Bread); using our trusty Jane Mason whole wheat starter created in July 2017; it turns out that measuring carefully IS a good idea; store-bought river stones are filthy; our expectations might be too high; all’s well that ends well; we made another video! There was a little […] Continue reading »

A Wild Take on Birotes Salados (BBB July 2020)

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

summary: recipe for Wild Birotes Salados; playing with the recipe; wildly divergent; fixing the hydration; my reading skills have not really improved; seemingly impossible – my verbosity has increased dramatically; information about Bread Baking Babes; Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Birotes Salados (Mexican Sourdough Rolls) If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the […] Continue reading »

Almost-wild Beekeeper’s Pain de Mie (BBB June 2020)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

summary: recipe for almost-wild wildflower honey Pain de Mie based on the recipe for ‘Beekeeper’s Pain de Mie’ in “Breaking Bread” by Martin Philip; still staying at home; books are some of my best friends; caving in and adding commercial yeast; rising bread is strong strong strong – strong enough to push away two bricks; […] Continue reading »

Wild Ciabatta (ish)

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

summary: wild ciabatta (ish); yeast schmeast; proof that an electric mixer is unnecessary for slack dough; BIG slippers! Ciabatta dough is a bit tricky to work with because of all the extra water, especially when mixing by hand. We’ve had a copy of David Norman’s excellent book “Bread on the Table” on the telephone table […] Continue reading »

staying at home: more ranting about yeast

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

summary: empty shelves and once a week supermarket shopping; one-way aisles; viral fatigue; commercial yeast is still in the toilet paper category; differences between active dry, instant, and rapid-rise yeasts; needless additives; ranting and raving again; where IS all the yeast? bread making ingredients – photo from April 2007 For a long time, I have […] Continue reading »

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