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Real Pizza Dough

Make this pizza dough once, and you’ll never again buy a frozen pizza or one of those pre-made doughs that taste like dessicated wood chips.  The only challenge is timing, as the biga takes 12 – 16 hours to develop. While … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread, How Much Easier Can It Get?

When Judy, the chef in Laurel’s charter school, shared this formula for making sourdough bread with me, I thought, “This sounds just too easy.”  What, no autolyse phase?  No folding?  No kneading, are you kidding me?  With a rise time … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread: Dominatrix of the Kitchen

When the sourdough wants something, it wants it NOW, and you better do what it asks. Arriving at a career crossroads some months ago, our 6-year-old daughter told me, “You should be a baker.  Everyone likes pie.”  While pie holds … Continue reading

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