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Month: June 2020

Honey

Honey   Honey is a sugar based syrup made by bees gathering pollen from plants.  Many people feel local honey, having local pollen, can help people minimize allergy symptoms. Sugar contains enzymes which can interfere with dough rising.  This is most pronounced with raw honey.  The answer is to blanch the honey to denature the …

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Cake Flour

Cake Flour According to Nigella Lawson, cake flour is mostly found in the USA.  It is a low protein flour, between 6 and 8% protein, that has been milled very finely and bleached.  Cake bakers have historically wanted a very white flour to make very white cakes. Higher protein levels would make cakes tough rather …

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2020-06-05 It Doesn’t HAVE To Be Difficult! Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips

2020-06-05 It Doesn’t HAVE To Be Difficult! Sometimes, OK – all too often, we make baking bread harder than it has to be. Feed the sourdough starter for three days. Make a preferment for 12 to 18 hours. Bake the bread in a dutch oven or a wood fired oven that has never cooled in …

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