I’m a Saveur Blog Awards 2019 Finalist!

Perhaps one of my proudest moments. I’ve been named a finalist for the Saveur 2019 Blog Awards in the incredibly apt, Most Obsessive Category. It feels great to be recognized for something, I simply just love. I learned how to make sourdough by following The Perfect Loaf. I remember thinking how amazing it was that he…

Creating Fruit Yeast Water Starter

Creating yeast water couldn’t be easier, simply combine fruit and water, and you’ll be ready to bake naturally leavened bread in less than a week. Here, I’ll show you how you can use yeast water to create a sourdough starter that’s ready in 3 or 4 days, instead of 2 weeks.  If you’ve ever made…

Bread Making Tools

At its core, bread is simply flour, water and a little bit of salt. There really is no need for fancy equipment, with just these simple ingredients, a mixing bowl, and a heat source you can make some damn delicious bread. In this post, I’ll be going over some of my recommendations for tools that…

Creating Steam in a Home Oven

I resisted for a long time. But after experimenting with multiple baking methods in pursuit of that oh-so coveted oven spring; I’m going to have to admit it — the Dutch oven is king. If you’ve taken an interest in making sourdough bread, you’ve probably read that creating steam in the oven is essential to…

Sourdough Dictionary: Baking Basics

New to sourdough? The world of wild yeasts and sourdough bread can be a little bewildering for an amateur baker. From autolyse to cold retardation, it can feel like you need to learn another language just to keep up with a basic recipe. In this post, I’ll decode the jargon that most new bakers are probably…