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As I mention in my book Bread for the Wilderness, I began baking the week before the assassination of President Kennedy. I have learned much since then, and I continue to learn and perfect the craft. I have worked professionally as a baker and taught workshops, but at the moment I primarily bake for family, friends, and church. It is my pleasure to share my love for and knowledge of the craft.

The Care and Feeding of Sourdough
May 22, 2016 | Posted in Baking

The Care and Feeding of Sourdough

We call the basic mix a starter, and starters may be saved and used for years, under proper care, by replenishment. REPLENISHMENT Replenishment means to return something to the depleted reserve of sourdough in order to restore the full amount you began with.

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On Flour
January 15, 2016 | Posted in Baking

On Flour

Grains, Yeast, Sourdough, and a Basic Recipe Let us start with information about cereal grains. A cereal kernel is made up of three parts: the husk or bran, which makes up the outer coating, like the shell of the egg. Most of the fiber in a kernel is in the bran. The endosperm makes up […]

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What is Bread?
January 1, 2015 | Posted in Baking

What is Bread?

Bread is joy!  Bread is life!  Bread is good work! Bread is the dance of strong hands, the sinews of strong backs, and the creativity of clever minds. Bread is craft and art rolled into one exercise. Bread is the heart of human history. But perhaps put more flatfootedly: bread is a whole food made […]

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