Wood Fired Cooking with Cate


cate bakingAs I walk in the door, rhythmic tunes of Bob Marley & the Wailers plays lightly in the kitchen, and fresh pita dough is spinning to the beat – like the room has come to life all on its own. The smell of buttery goodness, and counters filled with a collage of fresh veggies waiting to be ...

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Wood Fired Baking with the Jubinsky’s


Michael’s Law: “No matter where you are, when working with flour,
you’re always downwind.”

~ Michael Jubinsky, Stone Turtle Baking & Cooking School

I wiped my brow as I read the recipe for classic French bread. I’ll admit, I was a little nervous I would be the only one in the class to make a mistake. I think Michael may have sensed my uneasiness, because he made multiple trips around the table to check in ...

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Top 5 Bread Baking Books


Giving the Gift of Wood Fired Baking…

Artisan wood fired bread baking Tasting bread fresh from the hearth of a wood fired oven is a soul-nourishing experience never to be missed.

In light of the holidays, we’d like to share ways you can give the gift of wood fired baking with a few of our favorite recipe books.

Turn the pages and unveil ...

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Take another little pita my heart now baby!


What goes better together than Janice Joplin and baking?  How about fresh pitas and falafel?  Mmmmm.

In all seriousness, pitas are a great and often overlooked addition to any baker’s repertoire. That goes double for bakers with access to wood burning ovens, because pitas are a high temperature bread and thus a great means of making the most each and every fire in your ...

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Ciril Hitz’s Bagel Dough.


From a great piece on Ciril in the Providence (RI) Journal.


For the dough:

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3 cups high gluten flour (see note)
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons water at 72 degrees
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons diastatic malt (see note)
  • For the water mixtures:
  • 8 cups water
  • 2/3 cups honey

Place bread flour, high gluten flour, water, instant yeast, salt and diastatic malt into the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low speed (first speed) ...

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