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2020-06-25 Pizza! AND TRADITION!

2020-06-05 Pizza AND TRADITION!! From Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips Let’s change course in the middle of the data stream… let’s talk pizza!  AHHH!!!  Pizza! One of my favorite YouTube series is “Real Dough – is it pizza?” Scott Wiener (owner of Scott’s Pizza Tours in New York City  – I really want …

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2020-06-18 Yet Another Mixer Shootout!

2020-06-18 Yet Another Mixer Shootout Should I hook, or should I roll?  We could turn that into a rock’n’roll anthem!  What’s it all about?  Hang in for a few more paragraphs, and you’ll be in with the in crowd! Like many bakers, I grew weary of my KitchenAid mixer.  I wanted more capacity than the …

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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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2020-05-28 Secrets of Bread Pudding and Class Comments – Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips

2020-05-28 Secrets of Bread Pudding and Class Comments – Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips Hi Bread Heads! I thought I’d better send another note out before people start asking if I’m dead. I’m not dead, not even wounded or ailing! Time gets a bit strange when you’re livin’ on Corona Time! (I looked …

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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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2020-04-20 Toast of the Town – Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips

Hi Bread Heads, Toast. I LOVE toast! Not as a way to salvage a past it’s prime loaf, but on its own. I look for a change of texture, the bread should be crisp and my teeth should crackle through the slice of toast. It is better if there is a change of color. I …

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