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First Time Baking Bread :) Quick Question!

April 28, 2011 - 8:08am -- abovethelau

So I have been baking all my life, but have never ventured into the land of bread (other than sweet breads, doughnuts etc.) and yesterday I decided to make the plunge and bake my first loaf of white bread.

My recipe made enough dough for two loaves, so I baked one loaf and put the rest of the dough into the fridge so I could make it today (after I had tried my first loaf). My first loaf was tasty and gorgeous but sadly super dense, which was okay for a first try but not perfect by any means.

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Setting out into Bread! What can't I live without?

November 11, 2010 - 6:01am -- DeMaBrass

I discovered this website last week and fell in love with it! The mix of recipes, fixes, tips and discussions here is wonderful.

I've borrwed Lahey's "My Bread" from a friend who recommended I try the first 'no knead' bread recipe in the book to see how I like that style of bread baking. I also plan on trying the loaf preppared in this site's 'Lesson 1' tutorial.

I currently have access to:

-Mixing bowls (some ceramic, some glass) of various sizes

-Measuring cups/spoons

-Large counter area for kneading

-Wooden spoon for mixing

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