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What's the right way to clean jars and utensils that I use for my starter?

February 27, 2013 - 2:41am -- tuziksmith


I am getting ready to start my own sourdough starter but not quite sure what's the best way to keep things clean. Some people say they using dish soap is ok, some say they never use any soap, just hot water to clean jars and utensils. Also, should I clean the container  that I use for feeding the starter every day? There is usually some residue on the walls of the container. I would think that at warm temperatures that residue will harbor harmful bacteria. Your advice will be very appreciated. Thank you!

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How to start a baking co-op? Need advice and guidance!

September 3, 2010 - 11:04am -- BellesAZ

Hi all,

I need some help in determining the advantages of starting a cooperative for bakers.  Believe it or not, I live in the 5th largest city in the USA and there are NO decent baking supply stores here.  The only one that really comes close is Shar's and she sells grain mills and whole wheats to grind your own.  I'm not really interested in that yet.. and really, I'm just looking for a good source of flours and other baking ingredients that I don't have to buy in 50 lb bags.

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sticky bun - video

February 13, 2008 - 7:51pm -- mcs

Hey there, In the spirit of JMonkey who has nudged the fresh loaf in a sticky bun direction, I'm putting up video #4, "Sticky Buns". It's more of a recipe specific type of video, not really a tutorial, and without commentary. It's a little different than the others, but maybe you'll find it inspirational enough to make some. Hope you like it.




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