Nice to find home
Please introduce yourself and give us your feedback on the site!
Nice to find home
Hi Bakers all over the world,
Good evening everyone, I just wanted to say hello and that it's a pleasure to to join The Fresh Loaf. I've been on the site for a while after checking for Google several times for information on baking and other topics regarding my Hobart N50.
Hi everyone, greetings from the City of Brotherly Love,
Greetings from the Great White North (now only weeks away from the first fluffy white flakes!!!) ...
I have always been an enthusiastic dabbler, but since taking the role of stay at home Dad, I found more and more that I was dissatisfied with store bought and that the brood and I were more and more delighted with home baked goodies ... 'nuff said. Now my stand mixer is in multiple daily use and tubs of dough in various states of raising/proving lie in various strategic kitchen locations ...
Looking forward to learning and contributing here.
I am an artisan baker in São Paulo, Brazil and I run a micro bakery since last february @papoulabakehouse.
I don't have a shop.I bake orders (placed by clients during the week) and have them delivered weekly to their homes.
I am baking around 130 loaves per week (+- 90kg dough).
I love this blog - really inspiring!
Good loaves to everyone!
Till now when doing the stretch and folds I've been following the popular advice of dusting with flour both bench and hands so the dough will not stick.
Few problems here:
2. Forever washing my hands and with 10-20 minutes between stretch & folds, plus sometimes the dough needs many, it becomes a hassle
3. If dough requires many stretch & folds i'll be changing the hydration too much and lower hydration isn't good.
By far the easiest way (I've found) is quite the opposite... Wet the bench and your hands
1. Less messy
I've been reading and enjoying The Fresh Loaf for years, but now that I have an account I figure I should introduce myself! :)
From what I've seen here there's enough talent on The Fresh Loaf, from amateur bakers around the globe, to form a successful "The Fresh Loaf Bakeries" franchise.
Our mission is simple... Give the world back the meaning of real bread and home baking.
Each bakery will be unique as the bakers will be the once "amateur" contributors to this website. Each bringing their talents and favourite recipes to their local store.