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Sourdough Cornbread with Jalapeno & Fresh Corn

I created a recipe for Sourdough Cornbread with jalapenos and fresh corn. because August is the perfect time to play with peppers, all sorts of peppers; sweet, hot, pickled, black, it’s all good.  I love to bake hot peppers into bread. The starch in the bread tames the chili heat just enough to let the flavor …

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Sourdough Waffles with whole grain

Once you make these Sourdough Waffles with whole grain, you’ll never go back to baking powder waffles again. Looking for a weekend breakfast or brunch recipe? Not anymore. Nothing is better for breakfast than hot and fresh waffles dripping with real maple syrup and maybe a pat of melting butter. But waffles must be eaten …

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“Cheater” Sourdough Bread & Baking in a Wood-Fired Oven

The chance to bake sourdough bread in a 185-year-old, wood-fired brick oven is a baker’s dream. Even if you never get such an opportunity, I have some bread-baking tips that will help you create beautiful fresh loaves from your home oven. About 5 years ago I was invited by a friend to bake at the home …

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Baguette made from a Beer Mash Starter

I’ve heard beer referred to as “liquid bread”.  With this in mind, I decided to make a beer mash starter, which is composed of grains and yeast, just like bread. Disclaimer: I’ll be the first to tell you that I am not a master bread baker. There are bakers who have devoted their career to understanding …

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