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Wood Fired Baking Retreat in France

In early September I was lucky enough to visit Pat Hains from Pilgrims au Pain in St. Cirq Lapopie, southwest France. I had the most wonderful time! Southwest France reminded me of some areas of California where I grew up, only it was more quaint, with beautiful old stone buildings, churches and quaint villages.  The […]

Easy Buckwheat Sourdough Pancakes

  Buckwheat Sourdough Pancakes – copyright Rochelle Nelson – Sept 2018 Makes approximately one dozen pancakes. 42 grams of butter (3 Tablespoons) 1 large egg 235 grams of sourdough starter discard (¾ Cup) 28 grams light brown sugar (3 Tablespoons) ½ tsp cinnamon 175 grams of whole milk (¾ cup) 1 tsp vanilla 68 grams […]

Newly Launched Course – Sourdough Bread Baking Exploration

Hello everyone! I’ve been working for months on a new baking course and it’s finally finished! It’s called “Sourdough Bread Baking Exploration.” In this course I explore different aspects of sourdough baking. The course covers: Exploring protein quality in flour. This shows an easy test to see if your flour is suitable for bread baking. […]

Grain to Bread Workshop in Seattle – 1

I attended the Grain to Bread Workshop at the Seattle Culinary Academy in Seattle on June 1st and 2nd 2018. It was a wonderful experience. Mockmill and the Seattle Culinary Academy sponsored the event with Guy Frenkel, Andrew Ross and Will Grant giving demonstrations. Paul Lebeau instructed us on grain milling using the famous Mockmill […]

An Accident and an Interesting Outcome.

Hello everyone! I wanted to tell you about an accident and an interesting outcome. I made up some San Francisco dough. I had a slow cooker going with some broth in it. So instead of using the Brod and Taylor proofer I put the dough container near the slow cooker. I woke up early this morning and checked my […]

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