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Barbara Krauss

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I have a niece who has been working in China for the past 3 years. Because it was difficult for her to find the kind of bread she wanted, she recently decided to try baking it herself.  With the help of one of the forum's most experienced levain doctors, my niece was able to cultivate an active starter. (Thanks again, Mini!) Next we had to help her with the process. To that end, I made a very informal video for her on the process of making a Tartine-style bread. Someone who viewed it suggested that it might come in handy for anyone here who is trying to learn more about this style of baking.  I hope someone finds it useful, but please keep in mind this video was made as a labor of love :) Here is the link, but you may have to cut and paste it into your search engine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4ZTQmo2igo




Best,

Barbara

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chouette22

How nice that you made this for your niece, she will easily be able to follow your instructions this way.

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Barbara Krauss

I appreciate that, Chouette. It was a lot of fun for me, and happily, my niece has been able to turn out some nice looking loaves. She tells me they taste pretty good, too. Thanks so much for your kind comments. Barbara

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chouette22

...for my son who is away at college and who, every now and then, expresses the wish to make his own bread. Once ready, I'll send him this link - it's perfect! I make Tartine breads as well, but you explained the process so well, that's all he'll need to get started. 

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Barbara Krauss

I'm so glad you found it useful. Thanks for letting me know.

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polo

Nice job, I enjoyed watching.

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Barbara Krauss

Thanks so much for watching, and for your comment.

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clazar123

I really enjoyed watching another baker at work and the video was very well done! I learn more from watching someone than any written explanation- makes me a monkey-see/monkey-do learner, I guess.

Thank you! and I'm sure your family will get a lot of benefit!

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Barbara Krauss

Thank you for your nice comments.  I too do better seeing someone do something. I'm happy you found it useful.

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Alpana

Thanks for putting up the video. I have picked up a few tips from watching it, specially in the shaping part.

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Barbara Krauss

My husband did the filming, and we had a good time doing it :)

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dabrownman

new large screen name should be Barbra Robertson and your filming husband should use Chad Fellini.  I have always been afraid to put cold dough in a hot clay baker but ...no more!

Nicely done Barbra Robertson :-)

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Barbara Krauss

Both my husband and I were laughing out loud at your comments! We're both so glad you enjoyed it.

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dmsnyder

I am going to send the link to my bread baking son.

David

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Barbara Krauss

You just made my whole day. After learning so much from all of your contributions here on the Loaf, I'm so happy you found one of my offerings helpful! Thanks so much.

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linder

Barbara,

What a wonderful video!  Now I know what I'm going to do next - Tartine Bread!  Thanks so much for posting the video - lots of good info and hands on learning.

Linda

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Barbara Krauss

I'm sure you'll have great results, and I'm happy to be of help!

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Mini Oven

and Thanks for posting your video on TFL.  Great Cameraman too!  Steady and well framed a big Thank you!  I do have the feeling your niece will pop up on TFL one day even just to lurk, the cameraman as well after filming, I think he could jump into your operation at any moment if you need him.  He knows the ropes now.  

Mini

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Barbara Krauss

The cameraman had to be "on call" for the two days it took to make the video, but he was a really good sport about it. I'll tell him that at the very least his work was noticed and appreciated :)

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cp3o

Thanks Barbara for this wonderful video.  I'm new to baking with starters and new to this site.  As a retired teacher, I have plenty of time to learn the basics and your video is easy to understand, so informative, and great fun to watch.  Thank you so much!                 Chris Parkinson

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Barbara Krauss

Thanks for your note, Chris. It certainly is my pleasure!

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drewbags

I have been baking for a coupe of months now - have had mixed success with my Sourdough, but your video really helps with understanding some of the techniques, like stretch and fold etc. I tried your method the other day and baked my best loaves yet! Haven't tried using a covered cast iron pan etc.

Here are my loaves....

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Barbara Krauss

These are gorgeous! Congratulations on an excellent bake, and thanks for sharing your pictures and comments.

Barbara

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clazar123

A picture/video is worth a thouand words!  Very nice!

I watched a video of a baker on YouTube shaping rolls and instantly understood! Love the internet!

Thank you,Barbara,again. Great teaching tool.

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Barbara Krauss

I agree, those loaves are beautiful! Maybe we can convince others on this forum to do more with You Tube. It was my husband's and my first experience, and if we could do it, I'm sure anyone could!

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fotomat1

the best bread baking video ever made. It is made at a laymans pace and is fully understandable. Tartine should include a CD in its next addition....Thank You!!

PS Love the blue slippers on baking day!!

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Barbara Krauss

I so appreciate your comments.  As for the slippers, they are pretty much a staple in my Sunday morning attire :)