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2020-03-31 It’s NOT that hard!

2020-03-31 It’s NOT that hard! Reflections on baking and Pastabilities Hi Bread Heads! This one is going to be a little long. I’ll start with an overdue rant and then talk about sourdough pasta dough. An overdue rant! Sometimes I get frustrated when I read newsgroups, mailing lists and Facebook groups. Sometimes, I want to …

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2020-03-08 From The Mailbag – Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips

Hello Bread Heads! I was digging around my email package and found a folder of forgotten emails that I’d never replied to. Some dating back to 2013! As I used to joke, you’ll get a reply from me in 10 minutes… or never. Well, almost never. I’m going to whittle down on these ancient emails. …

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2020-03-04 Feeding the neglected starter, Part 2

2020-03-04 Feeding the neglected starter Part 2, Frigid and Scruffy Meet The Big Bang Theory Hello Bread Heads! In the previous issue of the Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips I talked at some length about feeding two neglected starters.  One starter, which I called “Scruffy”, had been at room temperature without feeding for …

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2020-02-27 Feeding the neglected starter…

2020-02-27 Feeding the neglected starter Have I been too careful?  Too obsessive? Hello Bread Heads! In the previous issue of the Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips I talked about a seriously neglected starter.  One starter had been left alone and unloved on my counter for well over a month.  Until my wife could …

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2020-02-15 An Update From Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips

2020-02-15 An Update From Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips I suspect more than a few people have signed up this year and have been wondering, “Is there REALLY a newsletter?” And that longer term subscribers are wondering if I died or something. Well, to start with, there really IS a newsletter. And what …

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2019-11-24 I shoulda known better!

2019-11-24 I shoulda known better! Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips An ongoing debate in sourdough circles is how to treat your starter. And when obsessive types like me say things like, “A starter at room temperature should be fed twice a day”, some more laid back people say things like, “Nah! I leave …

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