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Polin, Picard, or Empire Baking Systems deck oven?

April 9, 2018 - 2:32pm -- Claire65

I'm planning to open a small bakery in 2019. While  I wait for our local code enforcer to tell me if I need a type 2 hood over a 2-deck, single-phase electric oven I could use some advice. I'm looking at Polin stratos, Empire Baking System, and Picard brands. Any advice or warnings about any of these brands? Thank you for your help!

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chocolate chocolate chip bagel

March 8, 2018 - 3:29am -- ayukwardhanie

just found this recipe:

if i were to make chocolate bagel with added chocolate chips on it, how many grams would it takes for cocoa powder and chocolate chips? should i substitute some parts of flour for cocoa powder or can i just added cocoa powder without substituting?

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News article about Varda's bakery mentions The Fresh Loaf!

January 27, 2018 - 11:45am -- TopBun

Many of you know Varda, who joined TFL a few years ago as a new artisan home baker and went all the way to opening a professional bakery, Bread Obsession, in the Boston area. This article from a local newspaper tells her story and mentions TFL as a key part of her journey:

Spurred by childhood memories, Waltham bakers business on the rise

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SeattleMet | Scents from a Mall: The Sticky, Untold Story of Cinnabon

November 2, 2017 - 11:20pm -- Wild-Yeast

I am a sucker for this type of story. There's also a few good pointers for budding commercial bakers (though no baking secrets);



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