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Football Beirocks for the Big Game

Football Beirocks are going to be the true MVP’s of your game day celebration buffet. What hungry, energetic crowd could pass up a hand-held pocket of meat, cheese and sauerkraut all wrapped up in a delicious and filling pastry? My goal with these tasty treats is to be able to get them onto plates (or… 

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healing natural yeast starter powerfeeding

Healing Your Starter: Powerfeeding

Powerfeeding is probably one of the most important/useful posts on this blog. No matter how proficient you get at keeping a starter, you will never outgrow this technique. I never recommend techniques that I do not use myself, and powerfeeding is a well-worn tool in my belt. Life happens. Kids, work, pets, holidays, lazy days(…weeks…months),… 

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How to feed your starter

How To Feed Your Starter

I know, it can seem very daunting. You have this great new pet you’ve managed to bring to life and while part of you feels very Dr. Frankenstein (“It’s Aliiiiive!”) the other part of you is terrified of killing your new creation. Since feeding your starter is a big part of keeping it alive, it’s… 

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You Are Not a Lemon

There’s something about a new year that gives us the motivation to dust off the failures of  years past (or last week…) and try again. Overstuffed holiday refrigerators and hectic holiday schedules have caused the demise of many starters. Maybe yours! Don’t worry. Even if Old Yeasty didn’t make it this round, it’s a new… 

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troubleshooting white-cap bread

Troubleshooting: “White-cap” Bread

If you bake with Natural Yeast, you have had to troubleshoot “white-cap” bread at some point. It just comes with the territory. The good news is, this little hiccup in starter bread making is very easy to fix. Let’s take a moment to go over the symptoms, [probable] causes, and easy solutions for this strange phenomenon…. 

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