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Casey_Powers

Hello from Hawaii

Hello my name is Casey and I am pursuing artisan bread baking.  I am thankful to be a part of this group with people that have a passion for baking. 

I have always baked items, but without knowledge and process behind the recipe.  I find my pursuit exciting and intriguing.  I thought  I would begin with a baguette since the while family loves it.  Well, it has been quite an adventure.  I think I am just beginning to learn to work with hydration doughs.

 

I have to admit baking in Hawaii without all the handy stores with reasonably priced tools make Amazon a necessity As well as TJ MAXX.

Warm Regards,

casey

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Darwin

Hi Casey & welcome :)

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PeacockSwag

I'm also from the islands. :) nice to meet you!  If you find anywhere with sweet deals on ingredients, I'd like to know haha

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Casey_Powers

Hello Darwin and Peacock,

nice to meet you both.  I am not sure I run into many deals, but my eyes will be open :). I hit TJ MAXX and have found herbs De Provence, black truffle oil etc.

 

warm Regards,

Casey

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PeacockSwag

The Costco/Sams Club suck here because they don't carry unbleached flour, as far as I've seen--which is personal preference, but Walmart sells bags of unbleached with different brands.

I like to visit whole foods and down to earth for herbs (purchase by weight) and for when I feel like experimenting with other pavespaves

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Casey_Powers

Bulk instant yeast would be nice.  I agree Down to Earth is nice for herbs.  At this point, I am trying to learn the feel of the dough and how to use my lame. I am intrigued by the boule.  My family loves the baguette so I have been on a mission To create a really nice one.

 I want to do a pumpkin of something or other.  I have been mainly working with Flour, Salt, water, and yeast.  I am attempting the WW Mixture.  I am interested in 00 flour for pizza dough.  I try to buy King Arthur All purpose.