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Wok-Fired Croutons!

Turns out the wok is the perfect vessel for making crispy, garlicky croutons. Who knew? The method and benefits: *Start by heating olive to the smoking point, turn down a bit, add chopped garlic and toss, away from the heat, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sourdough Rye with Anise and Caraway

This pleasing sourdough rye started with a need to use up some white rye flour, but more common medium rye would work fine. Makes one two-pound loaf. Ingredients: 200 g refreshed whole rye starter @100% hydration 375 g (1 1/2 … Continue reading

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What to do with leftover sourdough starter

Being obsessively thrifty, I have traditionally not had leftover sourdough starter after making a recipe. I keep around 150 g of 60% starter (for no good reason, I have several of them) in the refrigerator and when I get ready for a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Go-To Sourdough Bread

This is my favorite sourdough bread recipe which I’ve been tweaking for the past couple of years. I am obsessed with making presentable baguettes, but it also makes excellent and reliable boules and batards for sandwiches and everyday use. It … Continue reading

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Recipe: Olive Bread with Rye Starter

I have to say this is the best olive bread I have experienced, with wonderful tartness due to large amounts of rye starter plus a long fermentation. Makes two 1 1/2 lb loaves. Ingredients: 225 g  rye starter at 100% … Continue reading

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How I made sourdough bread in a hotel room, sort of

Staying this week in a hotel room with a kitchenette, I decided to build on my experience with hotel room kale salad. Was it possible to come up with an edible loaf using only flour, water, store-bought yeast and salt? … Continue reading

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Baking Hamelman’s 80% rye “Affidavit Bread”

The other day I baked up a wonderful pullman loaf of 80% whole rye that’s perfect for serving with smoked salmon or some of the nice Brooklyn whitefish salad I had left over from a party last weekend. With a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sourdough Olive Bread

I like an olive bread that has a LOT of olives in it, my favorite being the loaf at Acme Bakery in the Bay Area. Problem is that olives are expensive compared to the other ingredients. The best solution I … Continue reading

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Special Recipe: Kettle Bread

Welcome to sourdough baking Tartine style. Tartine is a bakery in San Francisco that makes one batch of bread per day, at 5 pm, and sells out immediately. With your starter and these instructions you will create two magnificent loaves … Continue reading

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