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Tartine Bread wild yeast (sourdough)

wild yeast (aka sourdough) bread, buns, bagels, biscuits, waffles, onion rings, etc. etc.

It takes just 5 days to create a wild-yeast starter.... Once you've compared the taste of bread made with wild yeast to that of bread made with commercial yeast, you may well never buy commercial yeast again (how to convert bread recipe calling for commercial yeast to make it with wild yeast).

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Shape-shifting with String (BBB October 2021)

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

summary: recipe for Wild Pumpkin-shaped bread; made with butternut squash instead of pumpkin; pepitas; nigella and its many different names; fun with string; no idea of time any more; into the rabbit warren once more; late again; information about Bread Baking Babes; When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it […] Continue reading »

Still Living Wildly – and not just in September

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

summary: pitas; pizza; bread book reading since last September; very brief book reviews; an entry for Sourdough September 2021: Life’s sweeter with sourdough!; [R]emember, even when September is over, it doesn’t mean that we have to put our wild starters away. I don’t know about you, but we’re going to make every month a sourdough […] Continue reading »

Wild Wool Roll Bread (BBB September 2021)

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

summary: recipe for Wild Wool Roll Bread; Nailed it; chickpeas to the rescue; Blablablabla; information about Bread Baking Babes; Baa baa, Black Sheep, have you any wool? Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Wool Roll Bread Here it is the middle of September, when the evening light is golden and the nights are getting cool. You know […] Continue reading »

We cannot stop making pita!

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

summary: recipe for wild pita; baking on the barbecue; storing pita in the – eeeeek!! – fridge; rejuvenating it in the toaster; While most Israelis assume that the word pita is Arab in origin, it is actually Greek: Arabic has no “p” sound, hence the Arabic speaker’s “bita” for “pita.” The Jews of Salonika spoke […] Continue reading »

BBBabes are Baking on Hot Stones (BBB August 2021)

Monday, August 16th, 2021

summary: of course we’re still going wild; revisiting wild Naan Sangak (Persian Pebble Bread); baking on the barbecue; a Bread Baking Babes (BBB) project; “I can make soup from a stone,” said the man. “You can?” said the woman. “Show me.” -European Folktale Stone Soup is good. But really, making Stone Soup is so yesterday! […] Continue reading »

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