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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Kefir-Soaked Muesli

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I think hippy food might be the only way to describe something like this. It’s organic barley flakes fermented in milk kefir and then eaten with fresh fruit and seeds, nuts, or nut butter. But it’s fermented and tangy and delicious and makes for a cool, light breakfast on these hot mornings. That and the… 

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Cultured Ice Cream (and how to make it without a machine)

Raspberry Ice Cream

What if you could eat ice cream every day and have it be part of a nutritous, probiotic-rich, healthy diet? Ice cream can indeed be a great addition to your menu when you make it from home-cultured dairy products such as sour cream, crème fraîche, kefir, or yogurt.

Vegan Cashew Chevre

Jerri Tries Artisan Vegan Cheese

Join Jerri as she tries making Vegan Cashew Chevre for the first time!

A Closer Look: Viili Yogurt Starter

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  ” My family loves this yogurt. We use local dairy pasteurized milk. I typically just mix some jelly and chia seeds into it and my family loves it. Super easy to reuse. And I absolutely love that’s its a room temp culture. Thanks!” -Kim Today we are going to take a closer look at… 

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