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Hi Everybody

January 14, 2013 - 5:10am -- jgmathis23

Hi,

After 59 years of loving good bread, I finally decided to learn how to bake it.  Actually not sure of the first year or two- oh well, 55+ years anyhow.  We live near Philadelphia.  My wife Peggy and I have 2 grown children.  Of the four of us, I'm clearly the one who knows the least about cooking (and other topics, as 3/4 of my family would assure you).

Greetings to All

Jim Mathis

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mcs

Michelle came to the Back Home Bakery from Vancouver, BC last month for one week of bread baking and pastry making.  Like most visiting interns who specialize in rustic breads, Michelle quickly added an introduction to laminated doughs to her repertoire.  She used her meticulous nature and detail oriented hand-skills to create picture perfect Apfelstrudels, Spinach Puffs and Cheese Danish too.  I think her favorite breads to shape were the Buckwheat Flax loaves we make into boules. 

Unfortunately, most of the pictures we took during the week were on her camera or tablet, so she is invited to add her own photos to this thread!

Thanks for the help Michelle, and I hope you and your husband continue to enjoy your baking skills at home.

-Mark
http://TheBackHomeBakery.com

 


Michelle pre-shaping the dough slabs on Day 1 of Puff-Pastry making.

 


Michelle demonstrating that moving quickly while working with sticky dough will make your life easier.

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Hello from Cape Cod!

May 6, 2011 - 2:57pm -- tsaint

Hi!

I've been reading this site for a little while. I'm an amateur baker, started last year. I'm so interested in it and some of the science behind it, I started this blog

http://breadnbeer.wordpress.com/

please take a look and tell me what you think! I'm trying to make the best bread that I can, and I emphasize a lot on beer relation in bread. :)

But whenever I'm stuck, I come to this site to find the answer!

Thanks everyone!

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Back Home Bakery internships 2011

March 21, 2011 - 8:39pm -- mcs

Here we go again.  Just when you thought I had faded away into a cloud of flour, I'm back with another proposition for you eager bakers. 

I'm looking at having 2 internship positions for the beginning of the summer and 3 towards the end of the summer.  All 5 positions are for 1 week each and all are during the 'busy season' so if you're thinking about it, be prepared!  These are the dates:

Session 1:  May 29 - June 4
Session 2:  June 5 - June 11

Session 3:  August 14 - August 20
Session 4:  August 21 - August 27
Session 5:  August 28 - September 3

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Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt - Craig Ponsford videos on CHOW

November 6, 2007 - 12:32pm -- Darkstar
Forums: 

How I love Stumbleupon! My habit of giving 'thumbs-up' to sites and recipies about bread (this one included) got me dropped on the following link. (Heck it helped me land here over a year ago as well)

 

http://www.chow.com/stories/10791

 

I'll just quote from the page:

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