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Thoughts on the un-bread holiday of Passover

March 31, 2015 - 12:08pm -- 108 breads

I'm big on the celebration and the rituals of Passover, but I have many questions - way more than the traditional four that are asked and answered each year. Mine have to do with sourdough starters, matzo making, etc. Here's my synopsis of the holiday and my questions.

I thought, since one is supposed to discuss all aspects of the Exodus, a Fresh Loaf forum would be a good place to ponder the bread and un-bread aspects of the holiday.

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Best bread for croutons.

March 17, 2015 - 5:05pm -- clearlyanidiot

I've been trying to incorporate more salad into my diet and I've been fairly good at coming up with one dish hearty salad recipes. For both flavour and for some carbs I like croutons.

The catch is that my usual french bread makes rock hard crouton and I don't like all the additives in commercially prepared croutons. Not to mention the fact that it feels like I'm less of a baker to not be making my own (as I have the time atm)

Any suggestions on making less (potential) tooth shattering croutons, or a better bread recipe to start with?

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No baking!

January 2, 2015 - 12:20am -- shoshanna673

Wanted to wish all my TFL friends a happy and healthy 2015.  May your bread not add a single ounce to your weight nor a single inch to your waistlines this year.  Thank you all for all the advice, tips, recipes and help offered through this wonderful site.

Baking suspended here in Sth Oz at present with temp today at 45deg C (113deg F).  Just too hot to contemplate turning on the oven!


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Trip to San Francisco

December 10, 2014 - 1:43pm -- AbeNW11

Last time I visited San Francisco was pre-Sourdough venture. Got another trip planned this February (love the place) and now I'm hooked on Sourdough. Should make it very interesting. Would love to sample some of their famous bread I've heard so much about on this forum. On another note I'm also going to hear Anne-Sophie Mutter with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra playing the Brahms Violin Concerto. Love the culture in San Francisco. 

Where do you recommend I go?

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tags for forum posts?

November 2, 2014 - 3:19pm -- cranbo

Floyd and others,

I was curious if anyone else is interested in a way of adding tags to forum and blog posts, whether they be #hashtags or regular tags. Is there a way to do this in the current TFL configuration? 

Was just thinking about how it might be able to search TFL for common topics. I don't really have any major complaints about the search, just thought it might be easier to categorize (or find) items that are related to TFL topics. 


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Please Help Me With Something?

October 29, 2014 - 9:46am -- channagirl


I know this might sound weird, but I'm a student, and I'm working on a project about baking. If you could please take my survey on baking and baking techniques, I would really appreciate it :)



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