Category Archives for "Skills"

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 […]

What is a Pre-ferment?

Teresa L Greenway all rights reserved worldwide April, 2015 Pre-ferments  A Pre-ferment is a pre-fermented dough (or leaven build) which is added to the final dough to impart certain characteristics.  Leaven Leavening is something you use to leaven or make the dough rise. There are many words used to describe the different leavenings available for raising dough. Leavening can […]

Baking Suggestions

Why didn’t it work? Did you ever try to follow a formula/recipe and felt like it just didn’t work for you and you wondered why?I know I have. I’ve also written hundreds of formulas for others to follow. So I’ve been on both sides of the issue.  At one point in my formulas, I suggested pre-heating your […]

Why Use Freshly Ground Flour?

Article by Mark Gunderman – All rights reserved worldwide 2019 (In our Facebook group, Perfect Sourdough, Mark Gunderman answered the question: “Why purchase a home mill? What are the benefits?” I liked his answer and he kindly gave permission to share it with you here: ) – Teresa L Greenway “Why fresh flours”? I would […]

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 […]

Parchment Paper or Silicone Mat?

I love parchment paper! I buy large packages of it and use it often. Parchment paper quality varies, it can be thin tissue-like paper, which doesn’t hold up to much heat and falls apart quite easily, or it can be tough enough to use several times before discarding. If you find a brand you really […]

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