The Perfect Loaf 🍞 by Maurizio Leo

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🍞 How I'm simplifying my starter's maintenance

Starter Maintenance Simplified Hey Reader, this is an exciting newsletter. I've been working with my friends at Brød and Taylor on a solution to help simplify starter maintenance. And it's finally available—meet the Sourdough Home: The Sourdough Home and my starter, ripe and ready after 12 hours...
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17 days ago • 1 min read

🍞 My custom bread flour and baguettes!

TPL x Hayden Flour Mills & Baguettes I've dreamt about creating my own custom flour for years. What kind of flour varieties would I use? Would it be freshly milled? What ratio of whole grains and what kind of bread would it be designed for? And the end of last year, I worked with Hayden Flour...
about 1 month ago • 1 min read

🍞 Golden bread, chocolate, and jars!

Golden bread, chocolate, and jars! I was a bit nervous developing this Pane Siciliano recipe. I feel like I've tried so many varieties of grain in so many different ways, but never a loaf made from all durum flour. Would the dough be workable? How would the bread taste? As it turns out, the dough...
about 1 month ago • 1 min read

🍞 Have starter discard? Make this cake!

Cakes, proofing, and whole grains If you're like me, you're a frozen popsicle 🥶. It's going to be single digits here today. Thankfully, I'll hang out in the kitchen since my oven is ALWAYS on. Here are a few awesome things in today's email: The results of my question in the last newsletter: what...
about 2 months ago • 2 min read

🍞 My New Year baking reset!

New Year, New Bread Happy New Year, fellow bread devotee! Ahh, the feeling of starting anew. It's a beautiful thing. And with sourdough baking, we get to do that every day when we mix, don't you think? If your bread yesterday wasn't so great, today is a new day, a new levain, a new mix. To me,...
3 months ago • 2 min read

🍞 My fav Christmas treat and proofing guides!

Sweet rolls, how to properly proof bread dough, and winter baking Well, several weeks ago, it happened to me again. I underproofed my bread dough and ended up with loaves that erratically popped up in the oven and even split in a few unexpected places. Frustrating? Yes. Horribly inedible bread?...
3 months ago • 2 min read

🍞🎄 Last-minute gift for the bread baker in your life

Give the gift of baking If you're like me, buying gifts for the holiday takes a backseat to the actual baking part of the holiday. What can I say? I have a (delightful) problem. So, if you're like me and still looking for the perfect gift, I'll send out one last reminder that my New York Times...
4 months ago • 1 min read

🍞 My favorite holiday bread menu!

My Thanksgiving (or any holiday) bread menu Nostalgia pajamas. That's what I like to call those cozy and warm holiday food memories. The cold weather, the desire to do something a little extra, and a great meal shared with others seem to stick with you long after the dishes are done. And what is...
4 months ago • 2 min read

🍞 My cookbook is now available!

The Perfect Loaf is now available wherever cookbooks are sold 🎉 GET YOUR COPY → After researching, writing, testing (and testing), photographing, and more writing, the day is finally here: The Perfect Loaf - The Craft and Science of Sourdough Breads, Sweets, and More is now available! If you've...
5 months ago • 1 min read

🍞 Cookbook sneak peek and a big giveaway!

Cookbook Sneak Peek and a Big Giveaway! Hiya, Reader— First, if you've already pre-ordered my book: thank you! Pre-orders really help first-time authors—I'm very grateful for your support. And we're only a few weeks away from publication day on November 8th! But before The Big Day™, two big...
5 months ago • 1 min read