New Recipe

I thought I’d try some different loaves using a mix of flours… Why? You ask… Well… I redid my pantry right before Thanksgiving and there was total chaos downstairs as I ripped out the contractor-grade wire shelving. During that process I found some 00 flour I had forgot I had. Then I saw an InstagramContinue reading “New Recipe”

Cheddar Jalapeño Focaccia

It’s been a while since I posted. Life has gotten really busy. I’ve been making sourdough bread weekly. Mostly Sourdough Pullman loaves. Earlier this week I did make sourdough croissants. So I’m staying in the game there as well. Decided today to take half my dough and make Cheddar Jalapeño Focaccia. The jalapeños coming fromContinue reading “Cheddar Jalapeño Focaccia”

What a difference a week makes…

Paying attention to technique works! Currently I’m baking only once a week so my chance to “try again” comes once a week. Last week baked Batards for the first time in I don’t know how long. I’ve been focusing on Pullman loaves. The ear development didn’t come out as well as I desired. My hypothesisContinue reading “What a difference a week makes…”

Skills Get Rusty…

If you don’t practice your skills get rusty! I’ve not made Batards lately. I’ve been making Pullman loaves every week and not shaped and slashed Batards. Slashing needs to be at a shallow angle (16-20°) and NOT as vertical as I do with the Pullman loaves. The more vertical reduces the “ear” that is producedContinue reading “Skills Get Rusty…”

Focaccia – Caramelized Onion, Rosemary and Course Sea Salt

Tried some different focaccia flavors caramelizing some yellow onion then adding some fresh Rosemary from my garden and some course sea salt. I think I should have pulled it 3 minutes earlier…darker than I prefer. That said, I’m pleased with the other factors affecting my method. Here are some pics of me making it: I’llContinue reading “Focaccia – Caramelized Onion, Rosemary and Course Sea Salt”

Sourdough Focaccia (again)

Made some more Focaccia. I did some research and decided I’d bake hotter/faster based on what I read. I was more patient this time and letting the dough rise a bit longer once stretched and placed on the olive oil drizzled pan. Toppings this time were green Olives, Rosemary and pink Himalayan Sea Salt. MyContinue reading “Sourdough Focaccia (again)”

Sourdough Focaccia

I ran an experiment this weekend. I decided to make sourdough Focaccia. My experiment was to make the same base dough as my recent sourdough Pullman loaves and at the moment of splitting the dough one would continue on the path to be a Pullman loaf and the other Focaccia. I followed the same recipeContinue reading “Sourdough Focaccia”

Sourdough Pullmans are a hit!

Sourdough Pullman bread is quite the hit! They are easy to slice and make great toast and sandwiches! My wife loves them and I just had an acquaintance who saw my recent post ask to buy one of the loaves! Consequently my wife asked me to make another batch quickly. I fed my starter lastContinue reading “Sourdough Pullmans are a hit!”

Sourdough Pullman Loaves

My wife asked me if I could bake my regular sourdough bread in my Pullman tins. I said “Sure, why not?” Thinking that would be a good experiment. Great thing about “Baker’s %” is that I could easily scale up. I simply referred my other recipe to see what the total volume was for twoContinue reading “Sourdough Pullman Loaves”

First Market Selling Baked Goods

Today is the Day! My friend invited me to attend her Mom’s Art Exhibit and sell my baked goods. For posterity I’ve attached a picture of her announcement All the practicing and thought into packaging has culminated in my being able to have everything ready to go this morning. This is indeed the most varietyContinue reading “First Market Selling Baked Goods”