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Baking Tips and Techniques
With a Special Emphasis on Sourdough

This used to be a separate page, let us know if you thin it should again be a separate page.

Some interesting bread and baking topics - Altitude baking issues, baking topics, dough, gear, and Sourdough techniques.

Altitude Issues In Bread Baking
Altitude or baking with an altitude

Baking Topics
Baking Is A Balancing Act - Or How Do I Know How To Bake My Bread?

The (big) Holey Grail - if you want big open crumb, let's defer to the master on this - Trevor Wilson - who also has a nice YouTube video

Slice a Bagel - Not Yourself - Slicing bagels safely isn't hard when you know the simple secret, check it out!

Dough techniques
How do I extend the rise time of my dough?

Retarding Dough For Flavor Enhancement and Process Control

Scheduling - A more hands-on overview of fitting baking into your busy schedule

Stretch and Fold - A Gentle Way To Develop Dough - and the Elusive Panama Bread Recipe too!

How to knead Dough, converting recipes from volume to weight, and Mexican Anise bread

The Art of the Rise - Understanding What Is Happening In Your Dough

Gear for baking gearheads
How do I measure "stuff"? (including small stuff like salt and yeast!)

Some tools we find especially useful

Introduction to Peelology, or Getting Dough Into the Oven Safely

How To Slice Bread - A Reassuring Guide For The Compleat Klutz

Sourdough Topics
How many starters do I need anyway?