The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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Long-time lurker, first-time poster

November 26, 2008 - 7:46am -- lobsteriffic


I've been lurking around this site for awhile now, but finally registered and decided to start posting. I've been baking bread for about a year and a half now and I really enjoy it. I'm a full-time Ph.D. student so baking is my "me time."

In the past I usually concentrated on plain old sandwich bread, but lately I have been leaning toward making artisan-type bread. I'm growing my first sourdough starter as we speak (type?) so hopefully that will be ready to go soon.

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November 21, 2008 - 1:54pm -- Strega

Hello from MA.
I'm new here and have been baking bread (and everything else) for my family and friends for over 30 years. Baking bread is a fun and fascinating process. There is always so much more to learn, new ingredients to try and methods & skills to improve upon. What other baking venue offers such artistic expression? Even if the results turn out to be less than expected...the local birds and squirrels benefit.

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New here too

October 2, 2008 - 7:57am -- MamaHen

Hello all!  I am rather new here too.  I joined a couple months ago, and then lost the link.  But now I have it saved so I can visit regularly.

 I love to bake, especially breads, and with the weather getting cooler here, it has really motivated me to get the oven going.  I bake all of our breads (normal every day bread) but I also like to experiment with other things, make up recipes and such.  I look forward to participating here and learning from others with more experience in the bread world.

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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!

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howdy from atlanta

August 22, 2008 - 11:16am -- abracapocus

hello everyone!

i've been lurking around here for a few months learning a ton and drooling over some beautiful loaves.

my bf and i have this crazy idea that we're going to open a little vegan bakery. so when i'm not working the day job, i'm trying to practice as much as i can. it's hard to schedule the time, but last weekend i did manage to bust out 6 loaves of bread on saturday, including sourdough. i'll post about those in the appropriate places but i'm really happy with how they came out!

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Hi from a new member

July 23, 2008 - 12:28pm -- tbednarick

Now that I've made my inaugural post, I thought I'd introduce myself.

I live in Michigan and have made bread off and on for most of my adult life, although not always good bread. A couple of years ago, I got interested in making artisan and/or sourdough breads and tried making my starter from scratch. Most of my resulting bread wasn't very good because I didn't understand about hydration and wetter doughs. Thanks to this site and a few others, that has changed.

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Hello from Germany

May 20, 2008 - 9:35pm -- Lisa_in_Germany

Hi. Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Lisa and I am an American living in Germany. I have been here almost 8 years now. I am mother to 6 wonderful (sometimes) children and work part time as a waitress. I have always loved to cook, but go in phases. Sometimes it is the same old/same old and then I get tired of that and go on a binge of trying new recipes. My newest interest is baking bread. Although we can buy wonderful breads on every street corner here, i am still interested in learning to bake for myself.


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April 20, 2008 - 4:23pm -- FlamesDancing

hi, I'm FlamesDancing. I've come around here a few times, haven't been lurking long, but when I got into trouble with my starter, I htought I'd become more than just a lurker. lol so yeah.


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