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Thanksgiving Turkey in a Wood Fired Oven

Nov 16, 2015

Do not be afraid! If you’ve already been making pizza or roasting chickens in the wood fired oven, roasting a turkey is as easy as (pumpkin) pie. Be patient about getting the oven down to roasting temperature of about 500°F – 600°F. Because if you’re rushed and you throw Henny Penny in when the oven’s too hot, you’ll lose the crispy crust. And DO remember to make a strong foil... Read More

Biga Whole Wheat Bread

Biga Whole Wheat Bread

Dec 30, 2011

Many people have problems baking wheat breads, producing loaves that are heavy and dense. This has a lot to do with the nature of whole-wheat flour, because it is relatively low in gluten compared to bread flour. The solution here is to use what bakers call a preferment, or a bit of a boost to get that whole wheat flour really moving, plus adding a percentage of hard, unbleached bread... Read More

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