Category Archives: baking

Filling Up Your Cute Kid Cup for Today

Since the blog has been lacking in cute kids pictures for awhile (close to a month), here’s an assortment to brighten up your day! Ellie is very proud of her new skill (just discovered yesterday)! Putting in her own clips! … Continue reading

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Delicious Pizza Crust Dough (soaked whole wheat)

This is the dough that we use when making homemade pizza.  It’s also delicious as pita on its own.  We bake it in the oven on our baking steel as well as grill it outside in the summer.  We use … Continue reading

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I Promise My Sourdough Recipes Taste Better Than This

While reading My Antonia for the Classics Club last month, I came across this lovely passage.  Jim, the book’s narrator is speaking. I remember how horrified we were at the sour, ashy-grey bread she gave her family to eat.  She … Continue reading

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Caution: Disastrous Results Ahead

I’ve been posting a lot about baking recently and I think it would be easy to assume that I’m a baking professional who never makes mistakes and always have perfect results. For example, in this post, I only used the … Continue reading

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[Almost] Foolproof Sourdough Rolls

These sourdough rolls are addictively crispy on the outside and have a lovely subtle sourdough flavor. I have a white sourdough starter, given to me by a Baltimore friend.  It was given to him by a baker who he met … Continue reading

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Why Sourdough? Why Soaked? Why Even Bother?

A few weeks ago, my friend Liz left this comment on my “Seven Essential Tools for Baking” post. I answered her briefly in a comment there but promised her that I’d write a fuller response because I think it’s a … Continue reading

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Sugar Snow, Ginny Helkenn’s Doughnuts, and No More Magical Childhood, EVER AGAIN

Yesterday, for preschool, we had what one would probably term a “magical childhood” experience.  We were supposed to have had this particular lesson close to a month ago but snow storms combined with illnesses meant lots of cancellations.  So, finally, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Ultra-Easy 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

I must admit to more than a little bit of trepidation in sharing this sourdough bread recipe with you. In fact, I’ve been putting it off for a year.  I’m a relative amateur when it comes to sourdough baking and … Continue reading

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Choosing Flours (and how your choice will affect your recipe)

I realize what you probably want is a sourdough bread recipe.  I promise to finish that for you by next week!  However, before we get to that recipe, I think it’s important to understand the different kinds of flour you … Continue reading

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Seven Essential Tools for Making Bread

Over the next few weeks, I have several bread/baking recipes to share with you, including 100% whole wheat sourdough bread, soaked bagels, and sourdough rolls.  In order to make those recipes, you’ll need a few tools.  Because recently I’ve been … Continue reading

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