Monday, February 28, 2011

My Favorite Baking Supplies

Good afternoon and thanks for stopping by. I thought I would share a few items that I just love to bake with and in my opinion help me make the best bread possible.

My favorite yeast is Hodgson Mill. This yeast works well with wheat flours. I have tried all kinds of yeast and this is by far the best. Living far away from most major supermarket chains other than the big "W" makes it hard for me to find but it's worth the hunt.

I also just love their vital wheat gluten. You just add it with your flour as your are adding your liquids and it works miracles. My breads are softer and stay fresh so much longer. I use one tablespoon for a two loaf batch of bread.

These items are available at Hodgson Mill's website also. You can order online HERE.

They have a wide range of products for baking.If you have a gluten intolerance they have many alternative flours to choose from. You can also get a all purpose baking mix, chocolate cake mix and a cookie mix.

Hodgson Mill has been in business for over 125 years and have a wealth of information and recipes on their website. I am not any any way being compensated for posting about them. I just wanted to share with you things I feel are worthwhile and helpful in the kitchen.

Do you have any products that you can't live without? I would love to hear what your favorites are. Can you taste the difference when using different yeasts? I can, a few people tell me I'm wacky, but its true!

I hope everyone is experiencing signs of spring. Not yet here, but I've got my eyes peeled! Have a great day and thanks again for stopping by my little neck of the country!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I bet your home smells wonderful with the breads baking! I'm looking for little signs of Spring too! After this can't get here soon enough!

langela said...

I get my wheat gluten in bulk at the local Amish store and I use 1/3c in a 6-loaf batch. I use Saf yeast which I also get in bulk. I get local honey and use that. It's amazing how much better it tastes than store-bought. Do you grind your own wheat?.