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Hello from Ontario, Canada

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Justin C

Hello from Ontario, Canada

Hello everyone!

I'm a student who has had the fortune of working part-time at a bakery for almost two years and is greatly interested in reproducing the same quality loaves I had baked at work in my own home. Combing through TFL posts, I've had some good success baking sourdough and commercial-yeast loaves. I'm also very adventurous in the kitchen and love to bake all sorts of breads hailing from around the world. I always try to bake a loaf on the weekend and would be thrilled if anyone could suggest me some favourite breads to try making this weekend.

Cheers

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PaddyL

from Montreal, Quebec!

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Slainte

From London (Ontario, that is!). Welcome to a wonderful, supportive community.  :)

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diana_m

from Milton, ON as well. I am new to the forum, but not to baking. I have read great things about the community here on TFL, and am hoping to learn lots, and also share what little I know. I have just made my first bread without any commercial yeast, using only a levain from my 7-days-old culture. But I also love enriched breads, and have been using P Reinhart's recipes extensively. 

Justin, have you ever made monkey bread? Not exactly a "loaf" but I've yet to meet someone who does not love it. 

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Justin C

I've never heard of monkey bread before but from the pictures I've seen on Google, it looks delicious! I think it may be a little rich for our household but sounds perfect as a coffee cake-esque dessert to snack on when relatives come over. Or for potlucks too. Next month I plan to make tsoureki which is a traditional Greek enriched bread baked to celebrate Easter.

Tsoureki

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diana_m

beautiful bread! I've never heard of tsoureki either, but it looks great with the intricate braiding, and the egg in the middle. We paint eggs, too, we usually get the dyes from the Polish store here in Milton. 

In any case, good luck with your baking! :) 

diana