A new BreadHead in the midst :)
I admit that I am a bread & coffee addict of the first form. I love all types of bread and many types and flavor of coffee.
I received a bread maker many. many years ago as a gift because of my passion for bread. I used it faithfully for about a year then relegated to just purchasing my breads from the many venues in my area.
After stumbling across this site looking while looking for breads to compliment my coffee, I decided that I might try to resurrect bread baking; especially since we are in a repress economy.
I have read how some here are saving quite a bit by baking their own bread and I love the idea about going organic and knowing exactly what is in the bread. (I use to raise Hubbard White Mountain chicken many years ago as well and two weeks before I processed them (you know what that means), I would put them in cages and feed them nothing but cracked corn and sweet feed. I knew exactly what they were eating which did not include preservatives or worms and the meat was delicious!)
Anyway I digress, I might use the bread maker to partially prepare the dough or perhaps invest in a Holbart after researching it or just doing it the old fashion way which I will determine after I have peruse this site for a while a get a handle on the consensus; after all I am migrating from a bread consumer to a bread consumer AND baker (ha-ha).
As I mentioned earlier my other passion is savoring a hot cup of coffee anytime of the year and ice coffee during the same time frame.
Do any of you drink coffee with your breads (whether it be wheat toast, cake, pies, tarts etc...)?
I have a blog that I maintain for coffee drinkers that offer more than just coffee info. It also is a place for easy reading "WHILE" savoring a cup of coffee at coffeeretreat[dot]com.
Stop by from time to time, I am hopeful that there are others who are just as passionate about bread & coffee as I am.
I am truly excited about finding this site in hope that I will be able to share your bread experiences with my coffee readers by way of linking to TheFreshLoaf and/or by reposting some articles after securing proper permissions of course.
As you can see I too am longwinded and it's a good thing this is a writing post and not a verbal conversation (ha-ha).
Nonetheless, I am happy to be here.
BreadHead here and CoffeeMate there :)