Category Archives: Sourdough Bread

HGTE #1: California Wheat

Premise: Since I started milling whole grains at home this past September, articles, videos, and podcast episodes about grain cultivation and baking with whole grains have been on my radar. In turn, after listening to a Sourdough Podcast episode featuring … Continue reading

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Using a Recipe as a Guide: Cranberry Nut Sourdough Loaves

Even after I find a recipe that I can see myself baking, I often do some additional research to in order to read up on and decide whether I want to include additional elements in my final recipe (formula). Doing … Continue reading

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Crusty Sourdough Discard Rolls Experiment: Reliable, Valid, and Delicious results

Admittedly, I have yet to decide where I stand on the definition of sourdough starter discard and creating opportunities where one would end up with it. However, in my quest to use my discard to learn more about both its … Continue reading

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First Impressions: My Mockmill 100 Professional home grain-mill

Background: The events leading up to receiving my Mockmill 100 Professional home grain-mill brought together my passion for learning as much as I can about every ingredient that I cook and bake with and my drive to meet and get … Continue reading

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Color Coded Corn Porridge Loaves: An exercise in sourdough recipe development

When getting started with sourdough baking finding a sourdough starter guide and beginner recipe to follow are often one’s first steps. However, anxious moments ensue when things don’t appear to be going as described and research shifts to troubleshooting articles, … Continue reading

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TBP Feature: An Audio-Visual tour of Castle Valley Mill (Doylestown, PA)

While I’ve been homebrewing beer since 2009, I’ve yet to visit a malt house or interview a maltster. However, ever since dipping both feet into sourdough baking this past April, I’ve done increasingly more research on the cultivation and milling … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Anne Clapper of The Family Crumb

Cottage bakery (n) – a bakery approved by state”cottage food” laws which allow entrepreneurial cooks and bakers to sell food from home under clearly defined conditions. Those conditions vary among jurisdictions, but usually include limits on the kinds of food you can sell and how much money … Continue reading

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Quick Recipe: Rosh Hashanah Sourdough Discard Honey Cake

Have some sourdough starter discard? Try this easy honey cake! With my rye starter smelling like honey lately, I was inspired to adapt this recipe for both discard and my personal taste preference. For my first honey cake this one … Continue reading

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Baking Demi-baguettes in the Challenger Bread Pan

Ever since I got my Challenger Bread Pan and watched Artisan Bryan’s video where he bakes demi-baguettes in it; I wanted to find and bake a simple baguette recipe that would help me learn how to both make use of … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Melissa Johnson of Breadtopia

What does it take to become a “bread writer?” With so many beginner sourdough books and blogs available nowadays, finding what makes one’s perspective on this growing hobby unique has become increasingly important. However, when authoring a cookbook, this factor … Continue reading

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