The Fresh Loaf

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New to bread baking, now addicted!

theresasc's picture

New to bread baking, now addicted!

I found this site earlier this month, went and bought some yeast, and now I am hooked on baking bread!  I have done alot of cakes, pies, and cookies but have never messed around with yeast or yeast breads.  I have made the first recipe in Floyd's book 3 times now, and each time its better.  I like the getting better part alot!

Here is my first braid, it is the first recipe in Floyd's book.  I added toasted sesame seeds in with the flour, and then dusted the top of the braid with sesame seeds and sea salt:

Then I went onto the cream cheese & blue berry sweet bread that is on this site.  I made mine with cream cheese, dates, and toasted almonds.  It was well received!

Then it was onto the honey whole wheat bread.  I have never messed with whole wheat flour before so it was a fun experience.  This bread is really tasty!

So, now thanks to this site, I am baking like a crazy person and am taking pictures of baked goods! 


dabrownman's picture

is still addicting even after you are an old hand at it.  It doesn't go away and can't be cured easily like other addictions:-)   You have done some really fine baking to date.... so you're a goner for sure now!

Happy Baking,

Heidela123's picture

Very pretty braid!

My addiction to bread baking has gone on most my life! Even through the brief moment i ate low carb I was baking with coconut flour and other stuff

but I also hoard cultures Pathologically maybe? 

In the event of a disaster I have stashed various cultures and shared enough .... That I know somehow I will make sourdough bread

So yeah, but way better than crack right?

gmagmabaking2's picture

Nothing pleases me more than a nice loaf of warm bread... Your family and friends will be celebrating your addiction! 

Happy Baking,