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The Accidental Brick

Nov 07, 2012

Not the construction kind. The bread kind. I have been on a pretty roll for the past month or so with by bread baking. We haven’t had to buy and bread from the store, and everybody is really happy. It’s interesting how quickly you lose your taste for store bread (even the good stuff) after you have been enjoying home baked bread for an extended period of time. I am... Read More

Another Day, Another Over-Proofed Loaf

Sep 05, 2012

The upside of this is that I haven’t made this mistake for a while. My boule was over-proofed before my oven was ready — you could definitely tell. The outer skin of the loaf was very soft and almost ready to fall in; it wasn’t even firm enough to properly score. The problem? I can track it all the way back to my dough prep — where quickly measuring my... Read More

Slightly Less Challenging Bread

Sep 04, 2012

Some people like crusty, nutty, tangy, chewy bread. You can count me as one of them. But not everybody is the same, and as the household baker, I am held accountable to the standards of my constituents — the family. And if I go too far down the path toward hearty, challenging bread (and if you throw in a mistake here and there), my eaters will start to become leery,... Read More

Kitchen Sink Bread

Jul 31, 2012

It was one of those moments where you have lots of odds and ends of things lying around — so I made them into bread. It’s quite a list, but it came out nicely. Here goes: 300 grams whole wheat flour 600 grams white whole wheat flour 100 grams AP flour 30 grams honey 30 grams olive oil 30 grams molasses 10 grams yeast 20 grams salt 50 grams flax... Read More



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