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Hello from a (sorta) newbie

March 26, 2015 - 12:16pm -- Broetchenmaedchen


I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I have been on TFL before, but its been a while and not with this username. I couldn't remember my old one so I created a new account.

I have been baking bread, (and other baked goods), casually for the past 10 years. I have recently decided to renew and improve my skills at making baked goods.  I plan on initially focussing mostly on bread, but I also want to get better at making cakes as well. I thought it would be good to be around others who love all things carby. ;-)

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Reporting from the mountains of NC, USA

March 25, 2015 - 5:38pm -- Wes W

I have a brick smoker that is the love of my life.   I will be pouring the footings for a brick oven on friday.    I'm not only interested in great pizza, but would love to learn the art of bread making like my Mother used to make.    


I look forward to talking to folks and learning a new art in cooking.



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Hi all from the centre of Amsterdam

March 19, 2015 - 3:34am -- alefarendsen

Hello all,

have been lurking here on TFL for quite some time now and finally decided now that the loafs start to look somewhat better to start posting a bit here and there.

This here just came out of the oven (well, the cheese didn't; it's Toma from the Italian Alps, similar to Fontina, although it's taste is a bit less outspoken).

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Hello, my name is Tiffany from England

March 18, 2015 - 9:22am -- TiffanyD

Hi everyone!

I am a student at Nottingham Trent University currently working on my dissertation project which focuses on developing a new business idea for an Artisan Bakery! It is something different and i need to measure the amount of interest in my idea. I am looking for individuals to help me out and give 3 minutes your time to complete an easy questionnaire! Hope you may find my ideas very interesting :)


You can access my questionnaire on:


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Hello - from a long time lurker in Manchester (UK)

March 17, 2015 - 4:40pm -- JennyBakesBread

Hello Everyone,

I've been reading and using the wonderful information on this site for about a year and it's just a fantastic resource for troubleshooting and inspiration. You've fixed a lot of reoccurring problems without even knowing it!

Recently things have improved significantly so I plucked up the courage to join to thank you all for improving my baking. The picture is a millet porridge bread from a few weeks ago which actually came out roughly as planned (lucky accident).

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Hello from a sourdough addict

March 13, 2015 - 7:48am -- kimeats

I read this site all the time and have done so for years now. I refer back to recipes here often and read the forums.

The other day it occurred to me that I have never made an account here!


So here I am. I love baking traditional bread as well as sourdoughs. My starters rotate from counter living in the winter to fridge sleeping in the summer and I typically keep two. One fed with WW and one fed with rye. The WW is called Bertie and the rye starter is as yet unnamed. 


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Hello from South Carolina

March 11, 2015 - 4:58pm -- Stubbs

Hello everyone.

With the help of this website I have finally been able to bake a loaf of bread that I would be willing to serve to guests.

About every five years since I was twenty I would try to bake a loaf of bread.  Failing, I would give up.

Thanks to everyone here for the time and effort it took to create this site, and post all the informative comments.



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