and baking in a wooden frame
I haven't baked in a wooden frame, but I have baked in a woven birch basket! It is also oiled (like, deeply oiled) in advance and it imparts both a lovely pattern and a bit of aroma in the bread.
I saw that Don was going to be speaking!! Barrio Bread is one of the biggest things I miss about living in Tucson. And he is such a sweet person too!!
I love the KC! Attended last year for the first time, and will be a work study kid this year. If you're spending any time in Maine on either side of the conference, I manage the bread side of a bakery in southern Maine and would love to have you stop in for a visit!
I just purchased a wooden baking frame in Germany, but haven‘t tried it out, yet.
I love the Kneading Conference, having attended for several years. It‘s so much fun! The location at the Skowhegan Fairground, next to (and under) the grandstand is ideal, every year there is something new and interesting to learn and participate in, and talk about. Great food, too. See you there! 😊
That’s quite a line up and wish I could attend. Glad you’ll get to meet Don Guerra. I took an entry level sourdough bread baking class from him in 2013 back when his bakery was in his garage and it really inspired me to learn this craft more. After I retired from my corporate job, I ended up working for him for 4.5 years making his breads at Barrio Bread after he opened up his shop in 2016. He’s a great teacher, mentor & friend. I make all of the breads we eat & get most all of my flour from him, all locally grown & milled in AZ🌵.
I've seen rye bread baked in frames. There's discussion if it here: http://theryebaker.com/wholegrain-apple-rye/
Thanks for writing about the Kneading Conf. I went last year- had a blast. Already bought my pass for this year. It’s like summer camp for bread nerds!
Hi Andrew, this is fascinating, and what an amazing workshop in Maine! I am heading to Ireland and wondering what’s a good resource to learn more about the breads there?