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2019-10-11 So, How Much DOES a Cup Of Flour Weigh, Part 8,135?

2019-10-11 So, how much DOES a cup of flour weigh, part 8,135 It’s been a while since I updated this blog or sent out a Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips. I’ve been busy. My mom had some eye surgery and needed lots of hand holding and chauffeuring around. (She’s fine now.) And the …

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White Flour Poison Death, and other hysteria

White Flour Poison Death (and other hysteria) By Mike Avery Around June, 2007 Last weekend, Friday and Saturday June 9th and 10th, I was fortunate enough to be able to teach a class on sourdough baking in Evergreen Colorado for Mountain Tops Milling. Mountain Tops Milling sells a wide range of excellent grain mills, mixers and other …

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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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2019-08-12 A No Discard Way Of Feeding Starter

August 12, 2019 A No Discard Way Of Feeding Sourdough Starter! Sourdough starter can be a real pain. If it isn’t healthy, you can’t make good bread. Feeding it every day seems like a total waste of time and flour if you’re not going to bake any time soon. And then, there are the discards. …

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2019-06-23 The Detmolder Three Step

2019-06-23 – The Detmolder Three Step! No, not the Texas Two Step, that’s something else again The week before last we talked about starter rehabilitation, using the Five Percent Solution, or the Five Percent Kick. It is a very workable way to jump start a slow starter.  However, the five percent kick isn’t very sophisticated. …

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2019-06-11 – The Five Percent Solution

2019-06-11 – The Five Percent Solution From Mike’s (More or Less) Weekly Baking Tips My dad has been in a physical rehabilitation center to try to get him in better shape. And that made me think of other rehabilitations…. of course, I mean rehabilitating an ailing starter. My view is that if you take care …

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