The Fresh Loaf

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Hi! I'm back and baking.

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dmsnyder

Hi! I'm back and baking.

We are back home (as of last weekend) from a week with 18 Snyder family relatives in Ft Bragg, a few days in Prague and 4 days  with 62 of Susan's family members, coming from 7 countries, in Warsaw, Poland.

At Glenn's Ft Bragg house, we had Glenn's home-made pastrami on my sour rye breads and many more yummy breads from Glenn's and my ovens. And Glenn's pastries, which were delicious. In Warsaw, we were so involved with socializing and with events the reunion organizers had scheduled, there was no time to explore bakeries. However, the fresh-baked bread assortment for breakfast at the Warsaw Marriott was almost "worth a journey." There were both French-style breads and pastries and Eastern European-style multi-grain and whole grain breads. Every one I tried was excellent. 

Back home, I refreshed my stock starter last weekend, revved it up Thursday evening and baked a couple loaves of San Francisco-style Sourdough yesterday. It was good.

David

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Mini Oven

I'm also revving up my starter being back in Austria.  Also getting it ready for travel and long storage.

Mini

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Floydm

Looks good.  Welcome back!

-Floyd

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dabrownman

That crust and crumb has dmsnyder's fingerprints all over it.  The crumb is especially gorgeous.  Open, glossy, irregular..... every time!  That nice thick crust that just has to be tasty. 

Nice baking David.

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dmsnyder

David

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breaducation

Although I love to experiment with different breads almost nothing beats a good old SF sourdough. Looks like you are getting excellent steam on your crusts with them all nice and blistered like that.

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Franko

Welcome back David,

Fine looking loaves with an oustanding crumb. Nice baking!

How was your time in Prague?

Franko

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dmsnyder

Thanks for the compliment!

Prague was interesting, especially the mix of architecture - every period from the middle ages to modern is represented. We were there in the wrong season for the best music, and didn't have time to explore all the neighborhoods, just the Jewish Quarter and the Castle.

I was disappointed that I didn't get to visit more bread bakeries. I did enjoy the beer, though. 

David

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Franko

Like you, I didn't have time to search out the bakeries during our visit last summer, although I did find a good one just 2 blocks away from our hotel that supplies the local 4 Seasons with some specialty items. Next summer we're going back for an extended stay, part of which will be spent on discovering Prague's bakeries. Of all the beers I enjoyed during our time in Central Europe, the Czech brews were my favourites. 

Franko

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longhorn

Looks like your yeasties were glad to see you! Great bake! Outstanding crumb!

Jay 

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dmsnyder

Believe me, I was happy to be seen by my yeasties, too!

David