Monthly Archives: January 2010


  Ah, right so.  Another good day in the ‘home’ bakery – this is some of what I produced from a batch of around 2kg of sweet, laminated dough.  On the left we have ‘pain au raisin’ (aka Danish pastry), … Continue reading

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Mmmm, this is a traditional round loaf from the famous Boudin Bakery in San Francisco, which I picked up yesterday after enjoying a delicious lunch there.  They have a serious set-up going on down there on the Wharf, with what … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bulk Bake

Greetings peeps,did my first ‘bulk’ bake the other weekend, a sourdough white rye with an ‘aged’ levain, so designed to increase the acidity by keeping it cooler than normal and reducing the water content so it grows slower. The outcome? … Continue reading

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Sourdough culture

Can’t believe I didn’t get around to it when I was over there in December!  Around to what?  Collecting some genuine San Francisco sourdough yeast culture to bring back home.  I’ll be back over there shortly, and am already looking … Continue reading

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