Wednesday, September 19, 20012

Welcome


Want to learn how to make fresh European bread in a Terra Cotta flower pot? Then look no further! Sign up for my Basics class and learn how to make traditional REAL European breads. It will be well worth it. This site is a collaboration of my wife's ideas and mine as well. She has always told me that i need to teach class on artisan baking. I have been baking for years and she has had professional training as well. This project started out as a way to help others wanting to learn the knowledge of artisan bread baking without having to pay a stupendous amount of money doing so. I have paid close to 80$ an hour for cooking classes held at local grocery stores. That 80$ did not include any hands on. Great info non the less, but i never went back.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Spring is on its way. Time for grill season and baking

The holidays are over, children and the like are back in school, and life is back into that normal routine groove. The good news, spring is on its way... FAST!. Spring to me usually means it is time to get out the grill and smoker. Though i have grilled a few times in the snow storms this year. Yes, i am a dedicated cooker.HaHa. What does this have to do with bread baking? LOTS!. What do you do with left over pulled pork, steaks or roast? I make sandwiches with them. But not just any regular sandwich, I use fresh baked begets. There is nothing like taking a bite out of a crispy, crunchy, chewy sandwich with the freshest meat and toppings. mmm mmm gooood!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

You gotta build one of these


If any of you are familiar with the popular La Caja China pig roasters, I have a friend who has spent a great amount of time designing his own. His first design used a kitchen sink for the fire box. He choose the sink method for a couple of reasons. The first, thats what he had lying around. Second, he wanted to show people that you could make a pig roaster with parts lying around the yard.  I have never used one of these before but i have seen Mr. Bobby Flay use one in a throw down.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Yeast and Rising Times

 
This week, I decided to make a batch of artisan bread. However, I made a very simple and easy mistake. Granted the bread still looked good, but it was not the best i have made. It tasted flat and lifeless.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Why I dont use glass bakeware


Ever wonder why some people do not use glass bake ware for baking? This is why. The picture to the left shows a Pyrex brand glass baking dish that exploded in the oven. The science behind this is somewhat interesting, well to me it is because i am an engineer. Haha. The phenomenon is known as Spontaneous glass breakage. And yes, this has happened to me.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

For the love of Bach



Some of you may be wondering why I have chosen the name The Bread Bachs instead of The Bread Box. Long story short, The Bread Box was taken all ready. Not for a website but for someones email. I originally was creating a new email account and wanted The Bread Box as my email but it was taken. So i thought to myself, "what other way is there to spell the word box?" I thought for a few minutes and then it hit me. I love the composer Bach and therefor I said The Bread Bachs. A perfect fit!

What a Success!



I would like to thank everyone for all the ideas and support you have given me from advertising to just plain old hugs. It is nice to know that I have family that care and love me. These classes would not be a success with out your help and awesomeness! haha.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Fish


Everyone, can i have your attention please?

The fish in the upper right corner of my website, please feed them when you can. All you have to do is click in the water and it will feed them for me. They are a friendly bunch of fish and need some extra attention. They love to follower your mouse pointer around to. Have fun with them and enjoy feeding them!




Thanks

Matt