No-Knead Method for Artisan Bread Baking: The Salt and Fold Method – Part 1

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Building a Leaven

A “leaven” is a combination of flour and water that has been inoculated with a portion of a sourdough starter. In our bakery, building a leaven to mix with was crucial to avoid putting stress on the starter by using and feeding it in mass quantities. A leaven essentially acts as a medium between the bacteria in your starter and your bread dough that allows you to use smaller amounts of starter to achieve the same result. The leaven will be built the night before you intend to mix, and two days or more before you intend to bake, so plan accordingly.

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Fluffy Fruit Cobbler

cultured cream with cobbler idea

One of the joys of summer is eating wholesome fresh fruit, and how better to enjoy it than with a nice fluffy pastry topping and a dollop of cultured cream on top?

Meet Stacie, A Cheese Expert at Cultures for Health

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Hi, I’m Stacie, one of the cheese experts at Cultures For Health. Many of you have spoken to me (indirectly) through Culture for Health’s Customer Support Representatives, who call on me occasionally for cheese help and advice. I’m now officially on staff and am excited to join the CFH family!

Weekly Cultured Gathering: July 19

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What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Sour Cream Starter

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Enjoy savings on Sour Cream Starter, check out some new recipes, and find the weekly recap all wrapped up in today’s post!