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spring's picture

Maiden bake

May 24, 2017 - 4:34pm -- spring

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to introduce myself and post about my first foray into sourdough.

A good friend of mine got me into baking after trying some of his amazing bread. I got hold of a copy of Casper Lugg's excellent 'Sourdough' book and did my first bake this week.

I was very happy with the results, having been nurturing my starter (Doris) for the last six weeks in a homemade proofing box. This is made out of two stacking containers with a sanitised water reservoir and an aquarium pump to keep things at a constant 26'C.

Dana D's picture

Rye Flour in Cookies?

May 11, 2017 - 10:15am -- Dana D

Hello all, I'm interested in adapting cookie recipes to include rye and whole wheat flours. (Particularly interested in developing a rye, chicory, and white chocolate dough) It's my understanding that cookies are at their best and most tender with minimal gluten development, so rye seems like a terrific option. Any thoughts or suggestions for percentages? I was going to try a 50/50 blend with AP and also just gun it and try a 100% rye flour cookie. 

Looking forward to your comments!

Vince920's picture

Baking in a turbo broiler

May 6, 2017 - 6:54am -- Vince920

Hi there!

I've been reading several topics on this site ever since I've started making bread. Every question I ask Google seems to have a topic from this site as a result. It was basically unavoidable. I've seen lots of helpful discussions about nearly everything I want to know about. This time, I want to give back to the community by creating a guide about baking on this strange type of oven.

Vince920's picture

Baking in a turbo broiler

May 6, 2017 - 6:53am -- Vince920

Hi there!

I've been reading several topics on this site ever since I've started making bread. Every question I ask Google seems to have a topic from this site as a result. It was basically unavoidable. I've seen lots of helpful discussions about nearly everything I want to know about. This time, I want to give back to the community by creating a guide about baking on this strange type of oven.

satrah's picture

new to bread making, so can i bake meat in my bread maker

May 6, 2017 - 4:33am -- satrah

Hello all, First post.  new to baking bread in a bread maker, getting good result for bread that i am baking. Was wondering if i get second machine that is the same. can i roast meat in my bread maker. Or what will happen if i use it for meat then for bread, tin foil will be used to protect the bucket tray. maybe to small for two food groups, smell of meat may stay in machine and go through to next bake. These machine are basically a mini oven from what i can see, so.

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