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ChrisinMO

First blog

This is my first blog entry. I have visited this site a few times over the past year, but only joined today (Sept. 4,2012). My name is Christopher and a I bake mainly sourdough breads to sell at a local farmers market on Saturdays. Actually, my wife does the selling and I generally sleep in the truck.....Friday is always a long night!

I look forward to exploring this site and perhaps getting to know people on here.

Christopher

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Floydm

Welcome, Christopher!  I look forward to hearing more about your baking.

Best,

Floyd

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ChrisinMO

Thank you for the warm welcome.

 

Christopher

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isand66

Welcome aboard Christopher....we would all love to see some photos and read about your breads that you sell.

Regards,
Ian

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ChrisinMO

I make rye, wheat (50% hi gluten and 50% whole wheat), 100% spelt, honey oat, seven grain and my attempt at french bread, all from a sourdough starter. I am not really pleased with the honey oat bread and while the french baguettes are good to eat, I know they aren't all that authentic. The seven grain bread we make from home ground flour, and that seems to appeal to people. I have only tasted the spelt bread once, since it sells out every week. I did taste very good, but the flour is kind of on high priced side. My favorite is the 100% rye, especially when it has fermented for many hours. However, folks at the farmers market don't seem to share my tastes, so I have changed the recipe to 50/50 rye/hi gluten wheat flour. Our very best seller at the farmers market is our english muffins. You would think I put drugs in them or something the way people show up to get them! I knew I was on to something when one woman from the UK and another from Canada commented on how good and authentic they tasted. They are actually mindlessly simple to make. I use a thermostatically controlled pancake griddle to cook them. I got the recipe for them at the following youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqevLcmuOzw&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLKwJOqvinimFx83JAeDg2zw

Anyway, I don't have any pics of these breads. My mind just doesn't seem to work that way. Perhaps I'll ask one of my daughters to do some picture taking.

Thanks for the welcome.

 

Christopher

 

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isand66

Thanks for sharing Christopher.  Sounds like you have a nice assortment.  It's funny how you never know when someone is going to like something that you think is so so...

There are thousands of recipes and formulas on this site that you can use to get some good ideas to add new product if that is desired.  Some are probably too complicated for baking large quantities but there are plenty that would work perfectly for you.  Not that I would know since I only do this as a hobby.

Anyway, good luck and welcome aboard.  If you can get your daughters to photograph some of your work that would great.

Regards,
Ian

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Postal Grunt

Where are you located in Missouri and which farmers market do you sell your breads at? ?