Like many great things in life, I came across this recipe by accident. As I was trying to bake a loaf following Sarah C. Owen’s black bread recipe from her glorious book Toast and Jam I realized I was missing a few things and messed up a few steps. As always, the rule with bread … Continue reading Golden Sandwich Loaf Recipe
There are so many sourdough bread recipes floating around the internet. How many do you need? I believe that one is enough, as long as it makes really good bread. Good bread is tasty on its own, but also versatile enough to lend itself to various add-ins and toppings. It puts the bakers’ skills to … Continue reading My Best Sourdough Recipe
What is a baker without her tools? Still a baker! Here’s the deal with bread gear – there is nothing you really need except water, flour, salt, an oven and a bowl. You can check my beginner recipe here where I explain how to make bread with the mere basics. However, the beauty of bread-making … Continue reading My Bread Tools
What you see on this page used to be a paid course. I would like to thank immensely everyone who took it and supported my work and I hope you found the knowledge was worth your money. At this time I would like to make the information freely available to everyone. This might not have … Continue reading Decorative Bread Scoring. The Basics
So you’ve made your very own sourdough starter and have been able to keep it alive. Great! That means you have both dedication and patience. Because you have patience, you most deffinitely started out slow, with a beginner recipe like this one here, right? Right? (Please, don’t just jump into adventurous waters before you’ve mastered … Continue reading Sourdough 2.0
To me the best thing about baking sourdough is that it can be as easy or as complicated as you want it to get. To someone who has been baking for years this means that you can keep perfecting your craft to your heart’s content. For a beginner this means that you can make great … Continue reading Beginner Sourdough – Your First Bread
Let me start by saying that I’m not claiming this recipe got any blue ribbons or golden medals. All I’m saying is that this is the best pizza I have ever made or eaten, and I have eaten a lot of pizzas. It is paper-thin, yet not soggy; crisp on the outside, chewy on the … Continue reading Best sourdough pizza recipe + sauce
When I first came up with the name Bread Journey it seemed almost random to me. I cannot recall all the other options I’ve tried on while my fingers were hovering impatiently over the keyboard, but I know there were a few others, but they didn’t feel right. Bread Journey did feel right, although I didn’t know why back … Continue reading Lessons learned. Part 1.
When I started this blog I was faced with a wall of writer’s block. I have not much to say about recipes, since I play by ear and feel. There has been plenty written about method of fermentation, shaping and baking, so that was also off the table. And yet… And yet I did feel … Continue reading Why did my bread crack?
I promised to write a post or two on scoring and decided that before we get down to the nitty-gritty I would like to take you on a tour of my scoring philosophy and prep. I occasionally get puzzled questions as to why all this effort and fuss even matters. It’s just bread, no? Well… … Continue reading Scoring essentials