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Basic White Bread

Basic Yeasted White Bread Introduction to Baking This recipe has been with us for a long, long time.  It’s an old favorite.  So it shocked me when I found somewhere between the old web site and the new I managed to mess up the recipe.  Yeah, the mangled version worked, but it just wasn’t as …

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2020-05-13 Oops – Too Much Bread, What Now? – Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips

2020-05-13 – Oops, What Do We Do With All That Bread, and Hopes for Classes! Hello Bread Heads! A former student had a team building exercise class with us some time ago. It must have gone well because she recently contacted me REALLY wanting to have another class. It turns out her staffers are spread …

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2020-03-05 Covid-19 and Class News, Frigid and Scruffy Ride Again, and What About Pre-shaping?

2020-04-05 Covid-19 and Class News, Frigid and Scruffy Ride Again, and What About Pre-shaping? Hello Bread Heads! Covid-19 class announcement – We can no longer smile and convince ourselves that this too shall pass quickly. It shall pass. But in it’s own time. As a result, we are no longer comfortable attempting to hold hands …

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Pasta being cut into fettuccine

Sourdough Pasta

Sourdough Pasta Sourdough, it’s not just for breakfast any more! What’s this? Sourdough pasta?  Isn’t this a bread blog? Nah, it’s a sourdough blog.  And, honestly, when I heard about sourdough pasta I was skeptical.  Pasta isn’t risen, so it wasn’t obvious that sourdough would add anything to the pasta.  Still, as a die hard …

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Type 00 Flour

Type 00 Flour Type 00 flour is a very finely ground flour, which is usually made in Italy.  It is usually made from wheat, but can be made from, other grains and even legumes. The wheat version of this flour ranges from 8 to 12% protein and is especially useful for making pasta and pizza.