Category Archives for "Bread"

Crust Treatments for Your Breads and Rolls

Brushing your loaves or rolls with a bit of wash or glaze might seem like an unnecessary hassle, especially when you are looking at whipping an egg and cleaning out a goopy pastry brush. However, almost all yeast breads require some type of crust treatment. Sometimes they simply add a beautiful shine or a lovely […]

San Francisco Style Bread Course and Private Group

The San Francisco Baking Course and Private group have really taken off. We are having a lot of fun experimenting and sharing our San Francisco style loaves as we learn to promote the “sour” in sourdough baking. The course is available at discount here: Bake San Francisco Style Sourdough Bread. You will find a link […]

Temperature and Timing San Francisco Sourdough

In my online course “Bake San Francisco Style Sour Sourdough Bread” a student was struggling with over-fermenting the dough because they used their oven as a proofer to keep the dough warm. I usually use my Brod and Taylor proofer because it really helps me dial in the right temperature. However, I decided to use […]

Sourdough Butter Crumb Banana Bread

Banana bread is just not quite as good, in this baker’s opinion, without the crumbs on top. I find that to be the case for most tea breads and muffins. There is just something about the crumbs that makes people say, “Wow!” In the past, my boys wanted me to make a loaf of  “just […]

Soft Hybrid Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

These rolls are soft and scrumptious. They are also hybrid rolls using both sourdough starter and commercial yeast. They can be started in the morning and ready for dinner that same day. Makes 24 rolls at 61/62 grams each (easier for the mixer to work this amount of dough) (or divide dough amounts in half […]

Pretzels!

When I attended the Quest for Sourdough workshop in St. Vith, Belgium (home of the only sourdough library), I filmed many of the bakers as they worked. Here are two videos showing how to shape pretzels and the dipping of the pretzel dough in food grade lye. Manfred Enoksson gave the demonstration. At the bottom […]

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. […]

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