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25 January, 2010

New York Deli Rye

Comments : 9 Posted in : Sourdough Breads on by : Paul
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And here we are at the first of several Sourdough Rye breads in The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, bread number 31 of the BBA Challenge. This one seems intriguing as it’s not simply a rye bread, not even a rye and caraway bread but a rye, caraway and onion bread. The pressure on this one coming
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24 January, 2010

BBAC No. 30: Basic Sourdough Bread

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First, an admission. I made and photographed this bread around Dec 10th but it’s now Jan 23rd so I’ve held off posting for well over a month. Why? A few reasons: Holiday season, other breads wanting to get made, getting a wee bit “done” with the challenge, among others. But now it’s time to try
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19 October, 2009

Why Discard Starter: A Mathematical View.

Comments : 8 Posted in : Muttering to Myself, Starting with your starter, Techniques and Tips on by : Paul
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You see this question pop up all the time in sourdough discussions: “Why do I have to discard? I hate the idea of throwing anything away. Can’t I just keep feeding the starter?” Although reducing the waste we produce as a species is a good thing, there are times when it’s actually more logical to
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16 September, 2009

Sour Rye with Caraway (from The Back Home Bakery)

Comments : 3 Posted in : Sourdough Breads, Starter to Dough to Bread, Yeast Breads on by : Paul
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I’m a very big fan of rye breads and one of the primary reasons I got into bread making was to make this style of bread. Early on in my quests for good “deli” style rye, I came across a recipe that Mark from the Back Home Bakery  in Kalispell, Montana had posted on his website
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26 August, 2009

Sourdough Starter – 1 Week Update

Comments : 10 Posted in : Step-by-Step Sourdough Starter on by : Paul
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Intro • Day 1 • Day 2 • Day 3 • Day 4 • Day 5 • Day 6 • Day 7 • Final Thoughts • [Day 15] Day 15 Update It has been eight days since this Step-by-Step Starter from Scratch project was posted on Day Seven and here is where the boys stand right now. After about 5 days of twice
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