I’ve been meaning to put together a post containing the various links helpful people have sent me since Jane and I began this blog. I really appreciate all the great advice you folks have sent my way—thanks so much!
Someone (sadly, I cannot remember who) recommended this site: The Fresh Loaf, a vast collection of articles and links about all aspects of bread-baking. The site also includes a discussion forum where newbies can post questions for more seasoned bakers to answer.
Some articles on this site that particularly caught my eye:
Wild Yeast Sourdough Starter (how to make your own starter using flour and pineapple juice).
Deluxe Sourdough Bread recipe
Why Yeasts Attack (background info on sourdough baking; good walkthrough with pictures)
More About Sourdough (part two of the above)
Lesson Two (step by step instructions for yeast bread, not sourdough)
Domenico Bettinelli left a link to a much-discussed NYT article about a slow-rise, no-knead method of breadbaking. You need an NYT account to access the article, but there is a video demonstration here.
I continue to spend a lot of time on Teresa’s Northwest Sourdough site and blog. I really appreciate her detailed walk-throughs with pictures. (And I can now testify as to the scrumptiousness of bread made with her NW Sourdough starter!)
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