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    Everyday Bread Tutorial

    I’ve been baking our everyday bread on and off for about 14 years. I started when my oldest was a preschooler, and he will be 19 this year! While I am not an expert on pretty much ANYTHING, I have learned a lot along the way. The most important thing I have learned, and I try to communicate with my followers, is – YOU CAN DO THIS! You don’t have to know everything to start! Just start! Wisdom and experience come with, well, experience… and failure. Another important idea is that failure is a better teacher than success can dream of being. So, yes, you’ll probably mess up a time…

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    Sourdough Starter Tutorial

    Why, oh why do we over complicate the heck out of easy, simple stuff? Are we just bored? People have been capturing wild yeast and making naturally leavened bread from them for thousands of years. Before modern day kitchen scales and even before super accurate measuring cups. Creating a sourdough starter is simple. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You WILL need a few things though. Wide mouth glass jar or other glass or plastic https://amzn.to/2OHPyAG Lid for your container https://amzn.to/3eMXzit Wooden spoon https://amzn.to/3eMXzit Flour Water (if you have city water with chlorine added it may not work as well, or it could work just as well… I don’t really…