The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


knc42's picture

Newest Baker - Columbus Ohio

December 1, 2012 - 9:40am -- knc42


I just joined the forum while my bread is rising.  I'm pretty new to baking here.  Just making basic recipies of bread and pizza dough.

For Thanksgiving I made some cinnamon rolls for the first time and everyone loved them.

I'm not the greatest cook in the world but I've really enjoyed learning how to do this.


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Hello from NJ

February 18, 2012 - 1:23pm -- jpos123

Hi Everybody,

I am 55 yrs. old, female, happily married, have 1 son, dil, & grandson.  I live in NJ and I have Lyme disease.

I am not a good cook in that I have to follow a recipe.  I get real stressed about getting it right, most of this part of it is due to the affects Lyme disease has on my brain.  I have never experimented, even though my hubby calls my making kombucha (poor thing hasn't been getting any attn.), kefir, and sourdough starter experimenting or mad science.  haha

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Hello from a new bread baking enthusiast!

December 18, 2011 - 12:46pm -- awloescher

Hello everyone,

I am very excited to have finally joined this forum.  I have read posts for the last month or two, and am finally joining.  I just found my passion for baking bread about 2 months ago, and I have not stopped baking since!  Every day that goes by without baking makes me sad :(.  I currently am trying to perfect a stollen recipe and am looking for tips and ideas from experienced stollen bakers!

I look forward to sharing my passion and learning from you!


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An intro and Hello!

January 29, 2011 - 2:30pm -- Emelye

Hi everyone!

It's about time I spoke up, I guess.  I've been lurking for awhile now and joined up a couple weeks ago but haven't written anything until today.

By way of introduction, I live in SW New York State with my spouse and cat, and have over the course of the past two years become more and more enamored of baking breads and rolls as part of my economizing necessitated by long term unemployment.  I've gotten pretty good at it, from what people tell me.

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Hello from my RV

December 14, 2009 - 6:15pm -- Doc Tracy

Hi. I'm writing this from my rental 5th wheel. Our house burned about 1 week ago and we were forced to rent an RV while they rebuild the house due to smoke damage.  Anyway, one of the silly things I was so disappointed about losing is my fairly new sourdough starter that I made all by myself. I just started baking bread (other than a few minor efforts in the distant past and bread machine bread which I don't count) and I made my sourdough starter about 2 months ago. Had to toss it due to smoke damage.

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Well, I'm new - if you can't tell. I just found this page and was absolutely impressed at how much it helped me start expanding my cooking abilities into baking - which has always been a favorite of mine. I'm a 20 year old college junior studying historical interpretation - which has nothing to do with cooking - but I've always enjoyed throwing random things in a pan or pot and seeing what happens when put to heat and stirred.


My big thing has always been cookies, though I wanted ot learn how to make brads and such for a long time. So, when i stumbled across this, I was immensley pleased. All i have to say is I more than welcome any advice on...well....everything to do with baking bread! I'm off now to use the lessons here to make my first loaf! Wish me luck!


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