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Flour and Water……Just Plain Dough The first step in making Seitan. You may be thinking “Have I kneaded this dough long enough?”‘If you have ever asked yourself this question, then study this image. When dough has been kneaded long enough...



erhaps the most confusion in my world of flour rides along with the many definitions of all-purpose flour.   But, before I launch into the different ways of defining and using AP Flour to your advantage, let me explain that,...



Pizza dough has been my passion now for the past six months. I read everything Italian. I’ve swapped flour with some of the best pizza chefs on the east coast. And I am finally beginning to understand what ”00 imported...



To be able to choose the best flour for your needs, get to know the basics about the wheat from which flour is milled. Soft wheat thrives in temperate, moist climates (like our mid-Atlantic region), while hard wheat flourishes in the Midwest. Soft wheat...



Eating only “local” food isn’t always practical and so, for many of us, there is a new distinction and it is “accountable”.   We know the farmer, the field and have some experience with the quality of the product over time....



Adapting modern recipes to use Colonial Daisy Flour We get an emergency phone call, every now and then, from a home baker who wants to know “What has gone wrong? I have made this recipe a zillion times but it...



There’s more than one process by which flour is extracted from grain. When you understand how each process works, it’s much easier to purchase the best kind of flour for the style of bread or pastry you want to bake. Ground...



Almost every family in Lancaster County has a story to tell. Remember Grandma’s Sand Tarts? You could hold them up to the light and see all the way through them… What about Peppernuts, Hermits, and all those other holiday cookies...



Corzetti, decorative Ligurian pasta coins whose name likely means “little crosses,” were documented as Pasta Design early as the thirteenth century. Early designs are thought to have featured a Genoese crusader cross. During the Renaissance, prominent Ligurian families would have...



Ethnic and Religious Traditions Stimulate Holiday Bread Baking Baking bread from the freshest organic ingredients provides rich rewards. Many specialty breads can be traced back to agricultural feasts or celebrations related to the seasons of the year or the timing...