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With this entry, I have gone off the one sourdough recipe I have been making and found others. Basically, I am doing the turn and fold method with the long bulk fermentation for all my breads now. It is mostly working too and I love eating my sourdough. I bake it about once a week now, often prepping the dough in the morning and evening for first and second proof, then baking at night. I…

In 2012, I created my own sourdough starter from scratch. It used organic flours (rye, kamut, whole wheat, spelt) and distilled water. I kept the sourdough alive and tried to make sourdough bread half a dozen times. However, it was only mildly successful one time when I made a Olive Sourdough Fougasse. I basically gave up on sourdough until recently. It's been a personal challenge for me as a baker. I put the sourdough starter…

This is the first of three Paul Hollywood books I will review. As someone who loves baking, most of my cookbooks are focused on baking from the sweet to savoury to bread. This book covers that. It is the British edition of the book which I ordered from Book Outlet. I do prefer the UK editions of cookbooks. What is a bit inconvenient is that Hollywood loves Stilton cheese which I can't eat due to…

Now that actual bread and baking season is among us, I found that my spring bread entries were still waiting to be published. Other than the standard Cranberry, Sunflower, Seed, and Orange loaf, the other two were good, but not necessarily standards. I'm already in process of attempt #10. More actual bread pictures will follow (hopefully). Attempt #7 - May 26, 2015 - Cranberry Sunflower Seed Orange 24 hour first rise. 15 mins covered. 25…

This is a bread technique I've wanted to try for some time. I actually like kneading. I started doing this in January when I moved into an apartment with a kitchenette and almost no counter space. I have wanted to own a dutch oven for a long time too. Yeast: Unless otherwise stated, I used Fleischmann's Traditional Active Dry Yeast. I didn't proof it before using. Salt: Fine sea salt or kosher salt. Water: Room…

Happy Sunday! It's been a few weeks since my last Salon. Actually, I've become quite busy lately. I am too tired and fatigued to read on the weekdays, and I must run errands or have social engagements on the weekends. I have managed to read at least one book per week, but just barely. Today, I am reading Marsha Altman's P&P sequel The Darcys & the Bingleys. I really should be reading my Classics Spin…

This is a staple for one of my friends. She's a domestic goddess and excellent at baking. I've had this cake before and I did mess up on my own versions only because I realised my dish is too small. This is a cake that requires no solid chocolate which is good if you all you have on hand is cocoa powder and you don't want to chop up chocolate or can find mass quantities…

Lots of lovely dark brown sugar make this baked good. Chocolate chips made this extra gooey. The top skin was lovely. As usual, I cut a lot of sugar and some oil. I used a mix of margarine and sunflower and grapeseed oil because I did not have canola on hand at the time. They were chewy and sweet. Nice and decadent, but not as much as brownies, but the chocolate really adds a great…

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Pumpkin season is over, but do you have a can of puree? If not get some for this wonderful tea time snack. love lyrics love lyrics love lyrics love lyrics love lyrics love lyrics love lyrics love lyrics love lyrics love lyrics love lyrics This was my third Joy of Baking recipe. I am consistently pleased with the results from the recipes I have made. All of them have been delicious and well thought out.…