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Bread Math

Many factors affect the way bread turns out: what kind of flour is used, if and how long the bread gets kneaded, the amount of salt, natural yeast versus canned yeast, the ambient conditions, etc.  Of these, none is more influential than the ratio of water to flour. Bakers express this ratio as a baker’s […]

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Bread Calculator

A quick calculator for making up bread recipes.

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Spartan Sausage Bread

While watching my alma mater make it into the national championship I was enjoying a treat inspired by many a dinner in Case Hall: Spartan Sausage Bread. It is just regular sausage bread but prepared in a Michigan State cafeteria, or in this case, by a Michigan State fan and alumnus. I’d like to think my […]

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Pasta Machine? More like cracker machine

Tom makes various crackers.

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Cook’s Illustrated #97: Ciabatta Update

An improvement on my technique for making Cook’s Illustrated’s Ciabatta without a stand mixer.

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Cook’s Illustrated #97: Ciabatta

An attempt at Cook’s Illustrated #97’s ciabatta recipe. Pretty good, but kind of a pain.

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The Cost of Homemade Bread

Sure, baking bread at home is awesome. But does it save money?

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BREAD DAY

Since I don’t have to work on the weekend I avoid that nagging pressure to interact with the other humans by baking bread. The rhythm of bread baking is such that it is both leisurely and consuming. The first thing I did in the morning was cover 10 grain hot cereal mix with boiling water […]

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