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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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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 »

Wild Cottage Loaf (BBB May 2020)

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

summary: recipe for Wild Cottage Loaf; Still staying at home – of course we are; no more snow please; spring; information about Bread Baking Babes; In the centre of the dinner-table, just below the cruet stand, stood an enormous loaf of bread. Mr. Harding, the baker, cooked one for Father every Saturday. It was four […] Continue reading »

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