The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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Hello from the Pacific Northwest!

January 28, 2013 - 12:51am -- PNWBaker

I discovered this site a few days ago, and today I made my first loaf of bread! I'm so happy I found this site. I bake a lot but I've never made a 'true' bread (I'm excluding pumpkin breads and non-knead, non-yeast breads). But because of this site I made my first loaf of 'actual' bread! It's very exciting and makes me feel very accomplished. I tried using a Santoku for the scoring, thinking that it was a thin enough blade, but I'll definitely be using a razor blade next time!

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This is my first blog entry. I have visited this site a few times over the past year, but only joined today (Sept. 4,2012). My name is Christopher and a I bake mainly sourdough breads to sell at a local farmers market on Saturdays. Actually, my wife does the selling and I generally sleep in the truck.....Friday is always a long night!

I look forward to exploring this site and perhaps getting to know people on here.


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Hello from oakland

June 4, 2012 - 6:33pm -- baybakin

Hello from the Oakland hills!


Long time follower, first time poster.  Though it's about time that I made an introduction post on here before I start making blog entries.

 I started this bread hobby (obsession?) after being fed-up with paying $4 for a good loaf of crusty bread at the market.  I'm a bit of a fermentation enthusiast, making beer, wine, mead, sauerkraut, pickles, sodas, along with syrups, bitters and general "make everyone from scratch" mentality. Bread baking was a logical step. 

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Hello from Cape Cod!

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


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

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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Hello from Oakland, CA

June 29, 2010 - 2:40pm -- CaffeIna

Hello dear bakers!

My name is Sara and I just signed up at The Fresh Loaf. I had been checking the website as "guest" but now I finally registered. I am very excited to be reading all that comes along the fresh loaf. I have started blogging 4 months ago so I'm still very new to the big (huge!) online community and I have a lot of catching up to do. See/read you all on these pages!


Sara @CaffeIna

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21 M College Student seeks decent, reasonably-priced loaf of bread

December 20, 2009 - 4:07pm -- Koyae

Hey folks.

I'm a Purdue-student who's studying computer-related stuff in Indy, and just generally trying to stay on top of things. My health-nuttyness is the main reason I'm here; "Tradition-Shmadition" I'll say most days, but the Oldschool definately has something to teach when it comes to food-preparation; only in the past 60 years have we been eating all these brand-new substances which are hot out of the factory spigots to such ill avail.

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Kenwood, CA

September 21, 2009 - 9:46am -- farina22

I've been reading here for several months, but never managed to introduce myself. I'm a professional chef and filmmaker, but my breadbaking is mostly from love and obsession. I have a wood-fired oven and teach classes on how to use them ( I'm so impressed by the incredible breads that people make and I've learned a ton from everyone's comments and instruction. There are only 3 websites I go to on a daily basis: nytimes, ravelry (I'm a knitting fool), and TFL. Thank you so much for this amazing resource and amazing community!



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Hello from Ohio

August 30, 2009 - 5:42am -- cricketcmc

Greetings from the Buckeye state. I have been baking bread for a long time and this site is amazing in all the wonderful recipes it has! Truely inspiring.

I live in a small town, single, raising my grandson (7) on my own and have been selling baked goods at our local farmer's market. Bread seems to be a big hit and I am always looking for new tastes and takes on this staple of life to sell at my stand or share with friends.


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new to TFL and baking

October 19, 2008 - 11:22am -- Sour Dough

Hi everyone, I've never posted before but love this site.  I tried the no-knead bread recipe for first time and here is a pic of my first attempt.  It's a rosemary and lemon the lemons from the meyer lemon tree in the back yard  and rosemary from my herb pot.                                            


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