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
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
A sourdough starter is really not that complicated – it is just a mix of one part water and one part good flour that you leave on the counter and stir every day until it catches wild yeasts and bacteria from the air. But that’s theory. Because what we’re dealing with is a living organism … Continue reading My starter – a love story
I first have to come forth with a disclaimer: This isn’t actually my first bread. I will spare you the sight of those first hapless lumps of dough, sprinkled with tears and frustration. Not even dogs would eat those. There was little or no consistency to my experiments as I had absolutely no idea what I was … Continue reading My first bread