All Things Bread No. 21

Hello Friends of Sourdough.I’m not going to address the events of the last week except to say that I have found refuge and solace, a sense of purpose and meaning thanks to Saher, Sofie, Sourdough and my dear dear friends.  Next, a correction:  News of Birch Cafe’s demise is greatly exaggerated! In my last newsletter I reported that…

All Things Bread No. 20

Hello Friends of Sourdough! Another incredible week! I’m so so grateful for each order that’s been placed from friends and family, for each note of praise and most importantly, for each piece of feedback. This phase of the journey is about growth and that would be impossible without feedback. So please, keep those coming! In…

All Things Bread No. 19

Hello Friends of Sourdough!What a week it’s been! I started taking orders from friends and family and friends and family have ordered! I’m so incredibly grateful. The Hokkaido Milk Buns have become the smash hit I knew they would be and I’m thrilled to see my favourite Sourdough Light Rye flying off the cooling racks!I’m not even going…

All Things Bread No.18

Hello Friends of Sourdough!I was just thinking, if Betty bought some bitter butter maybe she shouldn’t have thrown better butter after bitter butter? I mean bitter butter..sounds like it could be harmful to health? Thoughts? In today’s All Things Bread I dare to share pictures of a non-sourdough bread! In Bread Briefing we discuss zen and the art of sourdough practice, and we…

All Things Bread No.17

Hello Friends of Sourdough!In today’s All Things Bread I talk about that time I re-imagined the Tagine as an inside-out tandoor! In Bread Briefing we look at enriched breads and some of the specifics of using butter and oil in bread. All Things Bread While I’m pretty good at making Roti / Parantha (two types of Indian flat breads) I still haven’t…

All Things Bread No.16

Hello Friends of Sourdough!In today’s All Things Bread we take a closer look at all things Flour! And our Bread Briefing covers a Focaccia recipe, a quick look at the effect of bran on your loaf and a few links that were requested on todays zoom! Finally we have a homework assignment!!! <horrified expression emoji> All Things BreadFlour! It’s everything to…

All Things Bread No.15

Hello Friends of Sourdough!In today’s All Things Bread we discover the exciting world of sprouted grains. And in today’s Bread Briefing we look at how to pause your starter, whose name is Starth Vader (not Luke Ryewalker) All Things BreadSprouted grain bread! How does that work? Take some grains, soak them in water until they sprout, then dry and mill them into a flour….

All Things Bread No.14

Hello Friends of Sourdough!In today’s All Things Bread we take a look at one of my favourite bakeries in the world! I’m renaming ‘Zoom Debrief’ to ‘Bread Briefing’ In flying we say Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. The briefing is essential to proper preparation. So Bread Briefing is where you’ll find relevant operational briefings, each one covering an important aspect in baking. In today’s Bread Briefing we…

All Things Bread No.13

Hello Friends of Sourdough!In today’s All Things Bread we discover the “Tangzhong Technique” and in Zoom Debrief we have our first Guest Post, a handy troubleshooting guide! All Things BreadHow about this post I found on reddit : Yup we’ve all been there (except Anmol:) The Tangzhong Technique:Saher and I took a holiday in Hokkaido last year (back when the world was…

All Things Bread No.12

Hello Friends of Sourdough!Each newsletter carries a permanent section at the bottom that has a Starter Quick Guide and a Resources section. Permanent but not static. Please let me know what can be added or subtracted to improve it! I got a lot of good feedback about yesterday’s Resources guide so I’ve made that a permanent part of…