The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


BayCook's picture

Hello craftbakers!

August 20, 2009 - 6:08am -- BayCook

Hi everyone, 

    I'm fairly new at this, and don't have many recipes to share as yet.  I'm still working through the basics- I'm one of those ppl who like to master the foundations before getting fancy.

So currently I'm working on mastering pizza crust... like this guy :Jeff Varasano's NY Pizza Recipe  .  Although I'm not brave enough to cut the safety interlock off my oven's cleaning cycle lol. 

zoe34's picture

hello from devon

March 8, 2009 - 7:35am -- zoe34

Hi this is my introduction.   I am a keen home cook, mainly into european and aisan food.  Thai, indian, british, french, italian, spanish food...


I have baked the odd loaf of bread with ok or not so good results.  I've been on you tube for info on baking, read Richard Bertinet book, and been inspired by this forum. 


I am just at the basic stage I think even though I can't wait to do more... 


started using fresh yeast today.  Await the results in a hour or so.  The dough felt different already.  Zoe

isobel gildon's picture

ideas for the oven after the bread

February 17, 2009 - 8:41am -- isobel gildon

Hi everyone out there. I've been reading Fresh Loaf every day for a month and have just plucked up courage to introduce myself. I live in Suffolk, in England - very rural - and bake every week, mostly sourdough. A neighbour and I have just built an oudoor, wood-fired oven so we're having fun learning how to use it - in the snow! Any ideas for things to cook after the bread?

My only complaint about Fresh Loaf is that it's addictive - is there a sister site called Bakaholics Anonymous!

Isobel aka MamaVelvet

Stephanie Brim's picture

I'm new here.

September 6, 2008 - 11:35am -- Stephanie Brim

I've been wanting to start baking our bread for some time now and once I found this site I knew it was that time.  I'm a stay at home mom living in Iowa with a 9 month old daughter.  I'm making a variation on French bread as I type this...first rise is going well and if it tastes good I'll probably post the recipe.

I hope I learn a lot while I'm here!

scubabbl's picture

Hello from Hawaii

January 30, 2008 - 12:07am -- scubabbl

Hello from Hawaii. I just recently took up baking (not counting brownie mix in a box). So far I'm 3 loaves of bread and one pan of cinimon rolls in. I wish I had taken pictures.

I came across this website after my first attempt. I was looking for better info site. My first set of bread turned out well enough, but I was just following ingredients and some poorly written instructions.


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