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Equipment Advice

December 7, 2016 - 6:18pm -- rfayepowers

I am a starting a small bread baking business, baking 100 loaves per week in 2 days of baking. I'm renting a commercial kitchen with limited equipment.

1) can I mix this much by hand?

2) with tartine style I won't be able to use Dutch ovens and will be using an electric oven without steam. Should I use perforated baking sheets and a pan for steam at the bottom? should I use stone and a pan for steam? something else?

3) digital scale recommendations?

4) source for cheap proofing baskets that can be put in the dishwasher?


thank you!

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Going to San Francisco for the First Time!

September 30, 2016 - 5:13pm -- AmyofEscobar

Hello all! I have about one day (maybe two) to spend in Frisco, not long enough :( 

I'm going next weekend, and would greatly appreciate recommendations for acquiring some true, old fashioned sour dough breads. I'm an intense purist, really looking for the bakeries that make true sourdough with plenty of balance (not just overly sour bread).

But, I also enjoy suprises, so any other baked goods you can suggest would be much appreciated. I will hopefully be filming a video of my adventures, which I'll post here when we come back.

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Artisan Bakery in Boquete, Panama FOR SALE

September 15, 2016 - 3:01pm -- Boquete

MORTON'S BAKEHOUSE in BOQUETE, PANAMA - rated #1 bakery on Trip Advisor - is for sale. We are an established European style style bakery located in the beautiful western coffee-growing highlands of Panama, close to the border with Costa Rica. Our patrons come from all over Panama for bagels, rugelach, Jewish rye, sour dough breads and more.

Turnkey operation with proven financial success, poised for growth, ready for the new owner to take it to the next level!

Please contact me for more information. Thank you.

Barbara Rabkin

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Forno Campo De Fiori in Rome - MUST WATCH VIDEO :-)

August 5, 2016 - 1:07pm -- PiratessBaker

A friend of mine sent this video to me that is Italian since I have begun baking artisan bread this is so fantastic.  The video sadly has no music so I played another video behind it to make up for it.  Video 1 is the bakery Video 2 is the music I used for background music.   I am going to have to watch this video a hundred more times to see all that they make

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Starbucks to start baking

July 28, 2016 - 1:25pm -- gerhard


I like their coffee but I think the food they serve is terrible, I would rather have a McDonald breakfast than anything Starbucks offers.  Hope this will improve their menu.



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