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Natural yoghurt and sourdough baking

July 22, 2015 - 6:10am -- Colin_Sutton

The fascination of culturing yeasts and bacteria will be familiar to every sourdough baker.

I've been enjoying a day off in lieu of a working weekend with the pleasure of baking some bread and stocking up on some natural yoghurt.

The process couldn't be simpler.  Fresh milk and some live yogurt culture and some basic kitchen equipment, including a food thermometer and somewhere warm are the main requirements.

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fixing an ove glove/oven mitts.

June 28, 2015 - 3:44pm -- clearlyanidiot

I've been using the same ove glove for about 5 years now and it's starting to fray near the fingertips. It's been through a lot and doesn't really owe me anything, but I was wondering if there was a way to patch it.

Regular polyester thread would melt on contact with anything hot. The same goes for nylon. I was thinking cotton thread might work for a bit, as that's what I've seen called for on oven mitt sewing patterns. 

Anyone try fixing oven mitts?

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Interesting history

June 16, 2015 - 8:43pm -- Macca

To me anyway! That there's a history of baking in my family, even if it was from stolen flour.

I wonder what they used to bake?

937. CHRISTIAN RYLE , stealing 100lbs. weight of flour, value 16s.; the goods of Isaac Blackbourne Hurst, his master; and CATHARINE LOUISA RYLE , feloniously receiving the same.

MR. PAYNE conducted the Prosecution.

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Thoughts on the un-bread holiday of Passover

March 31, 2015 - 12:08pm -- 108 breads

I'm big on the celebration and the rituals of Passover, but I have many questions - way more than the traditional four that are asked and answered each year. Mine have to do with sourdough starters, matzo making, etc. Here's my synopsis of the holiday and my questions.

I thought, since one is supposed to discuss all aspects of the Exodus, a Fresh Loaf forum would be a good place to ponder the bread and un-bread aspects of the holiday.

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Best bread for croutons.

March 17, 2015 - 5:05pm -- clearlyanidiot

I've been trying to incorporate more salad into my diet and I've been fairly good at coming up with one dish hearty salad recipes. For both flavour and for some carbs I like croutons.

The catch is that my usual french bread makes rock hard crouton and I don't like all the additives in commercially prepared croutons. Not to mention the fact that it feels like I'm less of a baker to not be making my own (as I have the time atm)

Any suggestions on making less (potential) tooth shattering croutons, or a better bread recipe to start with?

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No baking!

January 2, 2015 - 12:20am -- shoshanna673

Wanted to wish all my TFL friends a happy and healthy 2015.  May your bread not add a single ounce to your weight nor a single inch to your waistlines this year.  Thank you all for all the advice, tips, recipes and help offered through this wonderful site.

Baking suspended here in Sth Oz at present with temp today at 45deg C (113deg F).  Just too hot to contemplate turning on the oven!



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