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Making sourdough is easy

First few goes

Hi folks, Now have a very lively culture brewing in too many jars and taking up too much space in a fridge that is very petite. I...

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Baking in microwave

Hi, Everytime I bake a dough in my microwave, I dont get the sponge effect. Rather it becomes crispy. Can anyone please tell me...

Knead Help

Just had my fifth attempt and still producing flat objects like large Jiffy bags. The taste is OK but the appearance is...

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how does the ratio of sourdough starter / dough effect bread baking??

A hearty "Hello" to all ! I am sure glad I found you! A year ago I have made a few attempts at sourdough baking, not bad, not...

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Dough does not hold it's shape

Whenever I want to bake a bread without a tin the dough does not hold it's shape during rising. I use 1 cup 100% hydration...

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barm

Hi. I am reading the bakers apprentice, and noe am making Pumpernikel, one of my favorites! My question is; the starter for this...

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Fluoridated tap water

I have been trying to raise a starter for three weeks and have got something which bubbles but never 'explodes out of the jar',...

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Starter questions from beginner

1. The temperature in my house is around 16degC (and I don't have an airing cupboard). Can I get anywhere by leaving a developing...

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Hydration technique

Where can I find simple info on general hydration technique?

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Wholewheat loaf tips

Hi. After repeating a successful bake of a plain flour sourdough bread, with 10% wholewheat, (thanks in no small part to the help...

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