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This page is here because of you…

So many of you have sent me emails, messages over YouTube or Instagram, asking me for this. Asking me to give you the ability contribute to my work or just to say a simple thank you, without the need of any bits and bobs from the Bake with Jack shop.

If something I have done has helped you on your quest to make amazing bread at home, if you have got value out of what I do here on the Blog and in my Bread Tip Video of the week well then that’s just lovely, because that’s the reason I wanted to build this resource in the first place.

Your donations allow me to continue to put work into creating free content. There is so much more I’d like to do with this platform, and so much more I’d like to bring you, I have a ton of ideas for content I’d like to make and what to do next to make Bake with Jack bigger and better. I’m so excited about where the future is going with this and it’s all because of people like you.

If you feel you’d like to contribute to my work, please click the button below and donate whatever you can.

THANK YOU,

Jack

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I love your videos, Jack! I’ve been obsessively experimenting with sourdough for nearly a year now, and your method and explanations are so simple and clear that they are a delight to watch. Thanks for doing such a lovely job teaching the art of breadmaking.
— Karen, Donation, October 2019
You make awesome videos and are a great inspiration.
— Jess, Donation, October 2019
Your enthusiasm and straightforwardness give me such pleasure that I’d like watching the videos even if I never set foot in my kitchen again. Best of success to you! And thanks.
— Jon, Donation, October 2019
I really appreciate your down to earth style of teaching. And not a bunch of nonsense or unnecessary talking in your videos too! Love how you put everything in a home baker’s way of thinking!
— Amy, Donation, October 2019
Your videos are the most helpful and encouraging I have ever seen. You have a gift. My bread-making is transformed, as also are our lives. Thank you. I have been on a couple of courses, neither of which have come anywhere near the value I’ve gained from you.
— Lesley, Donation, October 2019
You have helped my husband and I make an amazing loaf of sourdough bread. I can’t wait to try your other recipes. I’m hooked!
— Alicia, Donation, September 2019
You have revolutionised me life! I have spent over 3 year trying to suss a sourdough only to produce bricks. Thanks to you I can now knock up a half decent loaf :) Thank you!
— Victoria, Donation, September 2019
Followed the instructions from “Beginners Sourdough Loaf, Start to Finish - Bread Tip 101” and I was blown away how well it went. I’m very grateful for how well you covered the entire process from start to finish. Details make the difference, and you obviously know it very well.
— Emanuel, Dontation, September 2019
Hi Jack, I’m an 81 old hobby baker and thought it was time to learn bread baking, sourdough always a favorite. Been following your advice and have a good starter and on 3rd attempt for a perfect loaf. I tend to over knead making bead tough so now, following your advice and folding, I’m getting better. My friends are anxious for the next sample! Thanks for your help.
— Gene, Donation, September 2019
Thanks Jack, love, love loooove your work! I’m making beautiful bread and actually learning how to bake sourdough because of your fantastic videos that speak to - principles. The vast majority of videos on Youtube are prescriptive with no real insight into understanding the process and why. You actually teach and educate people on how to make bread and you do this in a simple, no nonsense and on top of that entertaining fashion :-) Fantastic!
— Analia, Donation, September 2019
Every one of your videos helps in some way. Confirming what I already thought I knew and most time adding a super snippit that I hadn’t heard before - Thanks Jack
— Mrs Pearson, Donation, September 2019
After experiencing the most amazing breads in Europe I woke up one day and decided to teach myself to bake with wild yeast starter. My “yeasty beasties” are amazingly vigorous, but I have struggled to get good oven spring, and the top of my bread was always too tight and the sides blow out. The final straw was I ruined a $35 breadform basket with sticky sourdough. Googling, I found your video on preventing sticking in bread forms - and it clicked. I’d been using cling film on my dough, and the skin couldn’t form! And I wasn’t using enough flour - and it never occured to me to brush off the excess before baking. So. Simple. And yet, no one else explained that! Your videos are for a true home baker like me - I am baking bread because it makes my heart happy to feed my family from something made by my hands; because I work on a computer all day and it’s like meditation to make something tangible; because it’s chemistry and biology and art all wrapped up in a neat package; and for health, because I love bread but not the chemicals you get in most breads, and artisan bread is expensive and I have to drive 40+ min round trip for a loaf. (I’m also passionate about wild yeast because of the probiotic benefit - easier digestion.) So thank you for filling in allllll the gaps between what the wonderful folks at King Arthur Flour have posted, and my challenges. I’m beyond excited to have answers to my vexing problems, and imnensely appreciate your passion and gift for making home baking accessible to us all.
— Rebecca, Donation, August 2019
I have been baking sourdough for only 2 months. I have books by Peter Reinhart, Ken Forkish, and Tartine, which are all wonderful references, however, I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent reading those books only to be confused by terminology (one person’s starter is another person’s levain and another person’s barm) and to have to flip back and forth through 30 pages just to put the recipe steps together. Your principles and techniques have made my bread baking so much easier and enjoyable! I cannot express how grateful I am for the time and effort you have put into this endeavour. Thank you!
— Kelly, Donation, August 2019
Really enjoyed watching some of your rapid fire sourdough tips. Keep up the good enthusiastic channel :)
— Daryn, Donation, August 2019
I’m a seasoned home sourdough bread baker. Your detailed video demos of “How to shape a loaf of bread” and tips, such as “How to stop your dough sticking to the proving basket” have been game-changers for me. Thank you, Jack!
— Chris, Donation, August 2019
I look forward to each Thursday’s new edition since there is always more than one nugget of insight to help me with my baking. I found your most recent video absolutely delightful.
— Terrance, Donation, August 2019
I’ve been baking bread for 6 years—pretty good bread—but your videos have helped solve innumerable small problems to make my bread both look and taste like they could be sold at an Artisan bread stand at the farmers market. I’m so appreciative that I’ll have these skills for life. Thanks so much.
— Steven, Donation, July 2019
Love your enthusiasm, Your tips have helped my bread making improve no end.
— David, Donation, July 2019
Love you videos, I look forward to each week.
— Liz, Donation, July 2019
I use your no scrapings method and I think it’s genius. Also, after watching your sourdough video and following the stretch and fold method my bread has turned out soooooo much better - every single time I
— Ariane, Donation, July 2019
Thanks for bringing life to my sourdough, and a smile every time I see and hear a post.
— Ruth, Donation, July 2019
What you have laid out is immeasurably valuable. You are helping thousands of people like me who just, amongst many other things - wants to bake a nice loaf of bread; without a zillion additives and with ease. You helped me achieve my first proper sourdough!
— Phillippa
I’ve gained more confidence and learnt more from your videos this week then from anything else over the past 4 months. Not only are your videos informative and educational, but your delivery is engaging and honest, without pretention. Big thanks! I am so grateful!
— Darren
Hello Jack, I am 66 years old and have been making my own bread for a while now, but your videos cover the problem areas that I and I would expect most others experience! Thank you. You have inspired me to continue after having a few fails. You explain things so well. BRILLIANT! keep up the good work
— Keith
I honestly have learned more from watching your videos in the last 10 days than I have from reading dozens of books and applying what I learned from them for the last two years. I am a sourdough fanatic but have been disappointed many many times. No more!
— Peter
You came into my life when I really needed it. Finally I got that sourdough working which I’ve been struggling with for so long time. Your videos broke down the mystery in an easy and understandable way without any nonsense. Jack, thank you so much. My sourdough boule that came out of the oven after midnight last night was the end of a long time struggle and I solved it thanks to you.
— Magnus