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james 02-26-2009 05:52 PM

SF Baking Institute
I bought a new linen lined banneton, an oval coiled banneton and a new lame with razor blades from the San Francisco Baking Institute and everything arrived promptly today. If you are looking for bread supplies, they do a good job.

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BrianShaw 02-27-2009 06:19 AM

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I've bought from them in the past, and used their products. They are the best. A great organization to support!

DrakeRemoray 02-27-2009 09:49 AM

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I have used TMB Baking , but I think they are acutally the same place...they have the same address. Reasonable prices and great equipment. I bought my SP-5 Mixer there as well as some linen and bannetons...

BrianShaw 02-27-2009 02:03 PM

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They are the same.

texassourdough 02-28-2009 12:27 PM

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I have used their wicker baskets for about three years and they are wonderful! They give the loaf a disctinctive look and are durable and should last years. The lame works well also - better than others I have tried. I have some linen lined baskets from them as well but I don't use them often.

They sell both round and elongated wicker baskets. I use both but personally prefer the round for most purposes. I tend to use the elongated, oval ones for breads with nuts, olives, etc.

Good folks and well worth supporting IMO.

BrianShaw 03-07-2009 09:48 AM

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So, related to SFBI... I just had a birthday and asked my wife to get me the new Michel Suas book.

What an excellent resource: science, technology, technique, and recipes of bread, pastry, cake, cookies, sugarcraft, plated-dessert, and chocolate. A huge tome that I've just begun to appreciate... only because I've only just had the opportunity to flip pages rather than read. At sixty-dollars it ain't cheap, but it appear to be the equivelent of a textbook for an entire masters degree, if not PhD, in baking.

Just thought you'd be interested!

DrakeRemoray 03-07-2009 04:10 PM

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I checked that out from the library. It was not particularly useful to check out from the library because there is so much info in it, I did not have time to absorb any of it!!
May have to make it part of my permanent collection. Advanced Bread and Pastry: Michel Suas: Books

BrianShaw 03-08-2009 01:02 PM

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The more I look at this book, the more I realize I can now thin out my 100+ volume collection of cookbooks!

james 03-08-2009 01:15 PM

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I'm falling behind. I still refer to Hamelman at least 3-4 times a week, I have only skimmed the new Reinhart whole grains book (yes, I am probably messing up a whole grain loaf with flax seeds as I write this), and now I can see that I need Suas. Help!

Plus, my birthday has passed. Maybe I can ask for it for Father's Day.

Does anyone make a good croissant at home?


Dutchoven 03-08-2009 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by james (Post 52014)
Does anyone make a good croissant at home?


We do quite well, I think! What do you need to know?

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