Category Archives: baking

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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Recipe-ish: How to Feed a Sourdough Starter

I’ll be posting a sourdough bread recipe soon but in order to make that bread, you need to know how to refresh sourdough starter. Here’s my method. Step 1: Get some sourdough starter.  This is easier than it sounds.  Anyone … Continue reading

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Some random thoughts and an announcement at the end

Inspired by Zona, here are some random thoughts that will likely never be developed into full blog posts so let’s just get them out there, right? Making bread is hard…I’m trying the “Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day” method … Continue reading

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A busy week

I’m going to North Bay (where Dan Gerding used to work) to hang out with my school’s 6th graders from Wednesday through Friday.  I’m not exactly looking forward to hanging out with 86 6th graders for 2 1/2 solid days … Continue reading

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Oatmeal cookies update and more wedding pictures

They tasted REALLY good but were definitely more crumbly than usual.  They weren’t too heavy at all.  I used real cranberries that I still had in the freezer from last Thanksgiving’s cranbrosia. I think next time I’ll try the suggested … Continue reading

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