The Flour Smith


Oh, hi. If you're coming by here, you probably are looking for something delicious. These days, I'm baking over at The Midwife and the Baker, you can find our tasty treats at a bunch of local markets and coffeeshops.


Craft (kr?ft), n. [AS. crft strength, skill, art, cunning; akin to OS., G., Sw., & Dan. kraft strength, D. kracht, Icel. kraptr; perh. originally, a drawing together, stretching, from the root of E. cramp.]

1. Strength; might; secret power. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade.

Ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. Acts xix. 25.

A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his skill or craft of making. B. Jonson.

Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations, Has the craft of the smith been held in repute. Longfellow.

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Jen (the Smith)

Jen is a perfectionistic control freak and engineer. She loves dogs whose heads are hanging out the windows of cars, children who have clearly dressed themselves, the color purple, both eating and baking pie, and taking everything out of kitchen cabinets, cleaning them out, and putting everything back inside.

She believes that if there is an intentional colony of something living in the fridge it deserves a name and respect.

Huckelberry da Wry

Huckleberry likes intense conversation with friends, rye flour, keeping a stiff upper lip, and being kept at 60% hydration. He secretly likes you, but he will never tell you that himself.

Buford da Sour

Buford likes eating, reproducing, and burping. Buford is a simple but loyal friend who is happy as long as he has space to spread out and relax.


Ready for my manifesto?

I believe that bread and pastry are at their best when fresh, local, and slightly inefficient and at their worst when they have been engineered to be efficient, mundane, and shelf-stable.

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I feel that sometimes we've made the wrong decisions about food. Cut the wrong corners. So, I'm adding some corners back on. I'm taking things slow and seeing where I end up.

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Also, I'm increasing my value to humanity in case of zombie apocalypse. :)

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