Sunday, April 13, 2008
Ad Hoc Restaurant, bread service - Yountville California
Chez Panisse, bread service - Berkeley California
Boulevard, bread service - San Francisco California
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Monday, March 13, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Today the bread preformed really well. Yesterday I made the dough and proofed it for 1 hour longer than normal, rounded it and gave it a little floor time to produce some leavening before putting it in the cooler for the night. This is a method I used years ago which allows me to bring the dough out of the cooler in the morning and go directly into the oven without any additional proofing. As you can see the bread has exceptional rise.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
These country sourdough boules with bleu cheese and garlic are the bomb. I had these in the car today and got stuck in a traffic jam; the aroma was so intense that I had to pull over and crack a loaf.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
This is a crusty four pound country sourdough boule with stone-ground bran. This loaf has an incredibly sweet crust and superb crumb. This loaf ended up in the hands of a large family in need of assistance, they took the loaf home and toasted slices of it in the broiler of the oven, slathered it with butter & jelly and that was dinner….they ate the whole 4 pound loaf! We don’t sell bread we give it all away and stories like this make it all worthwhile.
“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”James Beard (1903-1985)
Multiple loaves from today’s baking. Back center loaf was baked with whole rosemary sprigs and roasted garlic on top.
"You can travel fifty thousand miles in America without once tasting a piece of good bread."Henry Miller, American writer (1891-1980)
The incredible bleu cheese & roasted garlic sourdough. Two pound loaf proofed in a willow basket for 24 hours, slashed with a lame, brushed with garlic-rosemary olive oil, topped with bleu cheese and roasted garlic cloves.