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Cute boules

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Floydm

Cute boules

Beautiful spring weather in Oregon this year so I've been spending a lot of time outside and away from the oven. I did bake some delicious sourdough boules yesterday though.

In other news, the local berry stand down the block opened today. 

I'm looking forward to being able to pick up cheap flats of damaged jam berries soon and making Strawberry Freezer Jam, probably my favorite thing to put on fresh bread.

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dmsnyder

Anybody you know, Floyd?

Nice breads, too. And I'm with you all the way on strawberry freezer jam. I made mine a month ago, but we're a bit South of you and have an earlier season. The early peaches and nectarines are in our farmers' markets, along with the early plums.

Happy jamming!

David

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Floydm

Tis my little girl, who is 4 1/2 now.

We've been nibbling on California strawberries for a while now, but to ship them up here they pick them so early and so firm that they have a consistency more like apples than strawberries.  It isn't until the local ones are available (particularly the Hoods) that we can really scratch the strawberry itch.

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trailrunner

The bread looks great ! My husband made 6 loaves today. Can I see a crumb pic? His were so similar to yours on the outside that I am wondering how the crumb also compares. Do you have a jam recipe to share? I haven't tried the freezer jam. That pic of the fruit stand is fabulous. c

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Floydm

Thanks.

I'm afraid we ate them and gave them away before I got crumb photos.

I think the freezer jam recipe I use just comes on the pectin box.  It is just berries, sugar, some lemon juice, water, and low-sugar no-cook pectin.  It makes delicious jam that tastes like spring any time of the year.

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ehanner

Thanks for sharing your daughter with us Floyd. She is growing up beautifully. The bread's pretty nice too!

Eric

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Floydm

Thanks!

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Marni

Darling girl, bright berries, and delicious looking bread!  BTW- blueberries also make great fridge jam. 

Marni

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Bixmeister

Floyd, those loaves you made look great!

Bix

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trailrunner

on the pakg. c

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Soundman

Floyd,

Those boules are absolutely gorgeous! They belong in a baker's textbook. And I bet they didn't taste half-bad at all. ;-)

David

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Dragonbones

Floyd, what's the max temp on your oven? Just curious. I'm wondering how good my oven has to be to replicate that. Gorgeous!

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SylviaH

Adorable little strawberry girl...!  I bet she loved that boule with jam! We've gone through a few jars already! 

Sylvia