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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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Americans Should Stop Confusing Food With Entertainment!

Americans Should Stop Confusing Food With Entertainment! (Or, should they?) By Mike Avery February 23, 2009 It’s funny how different things come together to inspire one. Mary Fisher, an English friend, wrote in the gone, and lamented, Baking Fun mailing list that, “Breakfast is An Occasion in England. For most people it means a cooked breakfast: …

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