The Manly Art of Baking.


The Manly Art of Baking.

A place for all the bakers out there. Come to discuss breads and the art of baking, e.g. things that have worked out or things that you just can't get to work. Open to the beginner and the artisan and everyone in between!

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Flaky Pie Crusts-Not!

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Favorite Recipes and/or Experiences

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Artisan style french bread

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Comment by Robert L. Armstrong on March 6, 2013 at 4:32pm

Taking yet another crack at getting a sourdough starter going after losing interest a couple of years ago.  I cheated this time and ordered one from King Arthur Flour.  We'll see.

Comment by James Bonine on January 30, 2013 at 12:33am

Back in Highland Ca. Started a sour and baking bread here. Also here in Calif. a new law as of the first of the year lets us sale baked things from home! I passed the health dept and have some people ready to buy!


Comment by Joseph Victor Newman on November 5, 2012 at 11:38pm

Liam - Nice buns. :P

Comment by Liam S. on November 4, 2012 at 5:11pm

Basic pain ordinaire careme for a chilly sunday. 

Comment by Liam S. on August 23, 2012 at 1:11pm

If I recall, Elliott - that's a very old starter too - good save!

Comment by Elliott Jason Ridgway on August 23, 2012 at 12:24pm

my housemate forgot to feed my sourdough starter while i was out of town, & it was crusted over and moldy when I got back... I scraped off the gross weirdness, and found a dense & moist chunk at the bottom of the glass bowl...  I mixed some water and flour into it to reconstitute it, and it is still alive..!

Comment by Joseph Victor Newman on August 23, 2012 at 10:18am

Theme song suggestion :

The Aquabats - The Baker

Comment by James Bonine on June 24, 2012 at 7:29am

I just made a sourdough! The starter I made was just rye flour,  water, and a touch of honey, been feeeding for the last 5five days with bread flour and water. Needed more proof time =, but turned out great! Just a hint of sour, with an after taste that stays for awhile. BTW I am a baker, working in a bakery in Lone Pine, Ca.

@Elliott I would LOVE that 150 year old starter!!


Comment by Elliott Jason Ridgway on June 10, 2012 at 8:38pm

I just baked my first loaves of sourdough from a 150 year old starter I got from a friend...  mmmmm... success..!

I have made many a pizza dough crust from scratch... but I believe this is my first sourdough bread baking experience... :)

If any of you fellows want some sourdough starter, and are passing through Seattle, give me a challah... ;)

Comment by The Dutch Dastard on May 28, 2012 at 6:01am

Hello fella's! A dutch beginner here! Baking my own bread for the past 6 months now, and i think i'm going to try that beer bread this afternoon!

Happy baking!


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