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Hola from Germany!

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kanela77's picture
kanela77

Hola from Germany!

Hello my fellow Bakers,

Very happy that I found this great webpage.  I am also a Baker but have not been active for the longest time. I used to bake in the Whole Foods Market Bakehouse in SF and some other small bakeries in Sonoma County.

I am in Germany now. It is a place with beautiful breads and pastries. Incredible good chocolate too! But still, I miss some good old SF sourdough bread .....

Just wanted to say hello to everybody.  :-)

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Mini Oven

I'm in Austria.  Welcome to TFL!

Looks like you will need to throw yourself a sourdough starter culture together to cure those SF taste buds in withdrawal.  Don't know if you've done it before or if where you worked supplied you with the culture but it's easy to start from scratch.   Walk down to your nearest bakery and purchase a small clump of sourdough (bring a container) or pick up some rye flour and unsweetened pineapple juice and get going.  :)  

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kanela77

Pineapple juice eh? sounds interesting, I will try it! One little question dear Mini Oven. Rye flour in German?  :)

This sounds interesting to:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/bread/recipe-sourdough.html

http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/bread/recipe-grapeyeast.html

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hanseata

Welcome to TFL!

Rye flour in German is "Roggenmehl". Germans (and Europeans) have more different types of rye flour than Americans. In the supermarket you usually find Typ 1150, 1370 (both medium ryes) or whole rye = Vollkornroggen (Typ 1800). White rye (Typ 815) exists, but I have never seen it anywhere.

Happy baking,

Karin (from Hamburg, now Maine)

 

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kanela77

Thanks for all the info about Roggenmehl. :)

Just visited your blog "Broat & Bread", looks very interesting too. Do you miss Hamburg? I was in this beautiful city a couple of times and wish we could move there some day....I am in Neubrandenburg now.

 

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hanseata

Sometimes I do. Fortunately we have something like a little Hamburg in Maine, Portland's Old Port looks with its old red brick buildings and warehouses reminds me a lot of Hamburg - only smaller and therefore more accessible.

Do you like Potsdam? I visited it once and was very impressed.

Tschüss,

Karin