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Brazilian bakers, unite! :)

September 20, 2016 - 6:42am -- _vk

Hi Brazilian loafers (well everyone is welcome) :)

I just put together a little bread forum in portuguese. It's a working in progress, but already functional (I think) :)

The idea is to have a place to talk about local bread baking stuff, like our poor flour availability, for instance.

If you will, please have a look, and make suggestions.

There is almost nothing there yet, but perhaps it can grow, let's see.


The url for now is far from ideal, if it take off we can change it later.



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September 11, 2016 - 6:03pm -- pmccool

While in Costco this weekend, I noticed an end cap display of "shelf-stable" baguettes to take and bake at home.  These were at room temperature, mind you, not frozen.  The "Best by" date, which isn't in the photo, is in February of 2017.  

I didn't stay to read the details, nor did I buy one to try out, so I can't say how they might taste.  Let's just say that I don't have high hopes. 


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Bake Bread Using Bleached Bread Flour?

August 16, 2016 - 7:20am -- JenMayer

I have a very established sourdough starter using un-chlorinated water and unbleached organic flour. However, I only have bleached bread four in the house to bake with at this time. I'm not sure if bleached flour would destroy everything once I mix it all together. Is it worth the risk? Has anyone tried this before? Thanks!


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