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Find baking Tips and products I use to keep the Secrets to Baking Your Best Ever! working for me!

TROUBLE-SHOOTING BREAD DOUGH

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Anyone who cooks and bakes very often is likely to have entertaining stories to tell about cooking activities that went wrong. I’m no exception to that…

FIVE REASONS YOUR BREAD DOUGH WON’T RISE

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There are nearly as many bread recipes as cooks out there. If you’ve found a recipe that works well for you, I applaud you! It has taken me many years…

STOCK UP ON HOMEMADE BREAD MIX

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Looking for a way to keep bread baking in your summer schedule? By preparing dry recipe ingredients ahead of time, you can quickly stir up bread dough…

TOO BUSY TO BAKE BREAD?

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Don’t you believe it! We have so many bread baking options and tools that nearly anyone will be able to make bread baking work with your schedule. The…

100% WHOLE GRAIN SOURDOUGH STARTER RECIPE

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If baking whole grain sourdough bread is one of (or your only) bread baking goal, you’ll find it’s not complicated to develop a starter. It just takes…
Loretta Sorensen

BREAD MACHINE SOURDOUGH TIPS

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If you’re taking the sourdough plunge, you will soon find there are as many sourdough starter, sourdough bread recipes and ways to use sourdough discard…
Loretta Sorensen

SOURDOUGH FACTS AND BENEFITS

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It still seems amazing to me that, within a couple of weeks, I’m hooked on sourdough. That was the last thing I expected to happen when I set out to…

COST OF SOURDOUGH STARTER

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It will cost about .13/week to maintain your starter and about .13 cents each time you use it.
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COST OF SOURDOUGH STARTER

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It will cost about .13/week to maintain your starter and about .13 cents each time you use it.

VERY EASY SOURDOUGH STARTER RECIPE

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I have to laugh at myself for thinking that keeping a sourdough starter on hand would be too complex and time-consuming. It’s neither! And the photo…
Loretta Sorensen

SOURDOUGH: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

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If you’re one of the folks who has asked me if I have any experience with sourdough breads, I have great news: I’ve finally identified what seems to…

WHITE BREAD – MIXER VERSION

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This recipe makes one two-pound loaf of bread. The key to a high-rising loaf is keeping the dough – and thus the yeast – within a temperature range…

HOW TO MANAGE BREAD DOUGH TEMPERATURE

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Did you know there's one simple tool that could revolutionize your bread baking forever? that tool? It's a digital thermometer.   If you're…
BREAD MACHINE RICE BREADLoretta Sorensen

BREAD MACHINE RICE BREAD

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RICE IN BREAD DOUGH? Substituting cooked rice for part of the flour in my bread dough was an entirely new concept for me until I found a recipe noting…
Loretta Sorensen
Loretta Sorensen

RYE BREAD

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WHY RYE? As you develop bread-baking skills, don’t pass on rye bread recipes. This grain offers a big helping of nutrients and the tangy flavor can…

THE GIFT OF BREAD!

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Since homemade bread is a somewhat rare commodity today, you may have family and/or friends who will appreciate receiving a homemade loaf. Depending…
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How to Activate Yeast

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This 2-minute video shows how I activate my yeast to get high-rising bread. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mmqRpx_GY6M

YEAST BREAD RISING TIPS

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Here's a short video that explains all you need to know to start baking bread as you've never baked before! Check it out! If you're ready to start baking,…

FLUFFY WHITE BREAD VIDEO

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Watch step-by-step instructions to bake this incredibly soft, tender white bread! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqGy4AWg8JE&feature=youtu.be …
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Easy bread machine tips!

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check out this article about how to use a digital thermometer to make  homemade bread recipes a breeze! https://www.yankton.net/community/article_…