Tag Archives: sourdough

Thinking about homebrewing

I had a lot of fun learning to do bread baking so moving on to cheese or beer is a natural. Cheese looked a little too hard so I checked out homebrewing. It’s way more technical than bread (good, I … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in comment | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Excellent article: bread and gluten

This is a really good article, Against the Grain, in The New Yorker, by Michael Specter, especially as his book Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives is one of my favorites; big … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in comment, rant | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Some food quotes and a couple of comments

I saw this long list of 111 quotes about food (lists on the Net are just ways to get ad clicks so I usually avoid them but I couldn’t resist these) and so I thought I’d offer a few of … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in comment, whine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Scientific experiments with bread: steam

I’m not actually going to report on any experiment, simply describe one I’d like to see done and see actual results. On other topics I rant about “experts” making all sorts of wild claims without any actual science (or very … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in comment | Tagged | 6 Comments

Jim Lahey’s Stecca

I’ve made these several times before and they’re a bit hit, particularly good for parties, but this time I tried a little variation and definitely got a different result. Jim’s recipe is very similar to his slow-ferment, no-knead bread, but … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in comment | Tagged | 1 Comment

Sourdough Irish soda bread

You’re kidding, you say! You say, you know, don’t you that soda bread means this is a quick bread, not a yeast bread? You think I’m missing something in my bread education. OK, fine, but I can try something different, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in comment | Tagged | Leave a comment

Back to Bread: This is a little better

I got a banneton for Christmas and made a quick stab at a boule with a forced rise recipe, but I wanted to try to do it right, plus maybe get the slashing better. So for the bread I decided … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in comment | Tagged | 2 Comments