The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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hi there

September 7, 2009 - 9:14am -- Starsong

Hello everyone,

I found this site to be an excellent primer on making bread, and I followed some of the basic instructions. My first loaf was very small, as I only used two cups of flour, but it made a nice, bun? It wasn't really even a loaf, I don't think.


The next time I used 4 cups of flour and got a perfectly sized, if a bit squished on the ends, loaf, that my neighbour and her friend tore into with abandonment.

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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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Hi Folks!

January 22, 2008 - 12:03pm -- raisdbywolvz

Hi everyone. Just signed up from San Antonio. My name is Shari and I'm a mother of 1 beautiful girl who's grown into a lovely young woman. I taught her to cook and she put me to shame by jumping straight into making her own pie crusts, breads, and even noodles! I've been baking bread for about a year with various levels of success and thought it was high time to get some help from the internets.

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Hello from an amatuer baker in michigan

December 3, 2007 - 9:53am -- n3rdchik

Hello from the Great Lakes State -

Though I live next to and work in Ann Arbor, home to Zingerman's, there $6-$10 bucks a loaf is a bit steep on the budget, but now I have an appreciation for good bread.  But with work, little ones, and a forgetfull brain - I am still trying to integrate into the "bread lifestyle".   I'll probaly be peppering you with questions on flour storage, buying bulk and adding baking to a full schedule.



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Hello from an amateur baker

September 22, 2007 - 4:12pm -- Francis

Hi everyone. Iam so glad that i stumbled upon this great website. My name is Francis and i'm 20 years old. All my life i loved sweets and pastries. And after watching Yakitate Japan an anime about bread making i decided to try something new and fun. I like cooking and baking it's just i'm not that great. But hopefully with enough practice and help from everyone here, I should be able to make some that I will be proud of. Thanks!


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