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rainey Jan 8, 2014 11:18 AM

I've been baking bread for some 40 years but the technology of bread has changed so much that it's like staring all over again. And, in some ways, given that I'm a know-it-all stubborn mule, it's even harder.

Can you give me your favorite websites for sourdough and artisan breads to bring me up to date and break me of the rise-punch down-shape mentality?

Thanks so much. It pretty exciting to start over fresh but I also need the training wheels.

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  1. BananaBirkLarsen RE: rainey Jan 8, 2014 11:21 AM

    I'm no bread-baking expert, but thefreshloaf.com has helped me out a few times, and seems to be more or less the bread version of Chow.

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      rainey RE: BananaBirkLarsen Jan 8, 2014 01:09 PM

      Thanks.

    2. Antilope RE: rainey Jan 8, 2014 11:33 AM

      The Fresh Loaf
      http://www.thefreshloaf.com/

      King Arthur Flour - The Baker's Forum
      http://community.kingarthurflour.com/...

      Sourdough Home
      http://www.sourdoughhome.com/

      Sourdough Companion
      http://sourdough.com/

      Sourdoughs International
      http://www.sourdo.com/

      Northwest Sourdough
      http://www.northwestsourdough.com/

      Sourdough Baker.com.au
      http://sourdoughbaker.com.au/

      108 Breads Blog
      http://108breads.blogspot.com/

      Breadtopia
      http://www.breadtopia.com/

      San Francisco Baking Institute
      http://www.sfbi.com/

      Sourdough Library
      http://www.sourdoughlibrary.org/

      Real Baking with Rose Levy Beranbaum
      http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/forums

      BreadIn5
      http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/

      Bread-Bakers.com archive
      http://www.bread-bakers.com/

      Peter Reinhart Weblog
      http://peterreinhart.typepad.com/

      Pizza Quest by Peter Reinhart
      http://www.fornobravo.com/pizzaquest/

      Pizza Making.com
      http://www.pizzamaking.com/

      Artisan Baker
      http://artisanbaker.com.au/

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        rainey RE: Antilope Jan 8, 2014 01:09 PM

        Holy molly. That'll keep me busy! Thank so much.

        I had some of them and *should* have had many of them ages ago but I'll benefit from having all of them I'm sure.

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        rasputina RE: rainey Jan 8, 2014 06:16 PM

        The Fresh Loaf

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          rainey RE: rasputina Jan 8, 2014 06:16 PM

          Yes. Thanks.

        2. chowser RE: rainey Jan 8, 2014 06:37 PM

          Most of the sites like freshloaf, Peter Reinhart, etc. are more traditional bread baking like you do. Are you looking for newer equipment, eg kneading w/ food processor, bread machine, stand mixer? If so,I'd highly recommend anything based on RL Berembaum's Bread Bible. I like the book but only checked it out of the library. It's still rise/punch down/shape. For something other than that Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes has a good site--mix and leave dough in refrigerator,

          http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/

          I know you were looking for sites but another book for no knead is My Bread by Jim Lahey.

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            Antilope RE: chowser Jan 8, 2014 06:44 PM

            Another no knead technique is Stretch and Fold. It uses a kneadable dough, but it is stretched and folded and allowed to rest instead of conventional kneading.

            Stretch And Fold A Gentle Way To Develop Dough
            http://www.sourdoughhome.com/index.ph...

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              rainey RE: Antilope Jan 8, 2014 08:15 PM

              Thanks.

              I'm just discovering stretch & fold. It's made a tremendous difference in the crumb. Now I'm working on a strong enough skin to get a high profile and learning what I don't know that I need to come up to speed on.

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              rainey RE: chowser Jan 8, 2014 08:11 PM

              "Are you looking for newer equipment, eg kneading w/ food processor, bread machine, stand mixer? "

              Thanks.

              I'm looking for new techniques, problem solving and feedback. Generally, to update my skills and work on getting a good sourdough boule.

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