Hello everyone, I am very happy to be part of this group. I'm a panadera (baker) and I live in the Philippines. I am interested in all food--related things, including cooking and food science but my passion is in bread making. I look forward to sharing ideas and recipes with everyone.
I ran across your site when I did a search on shortbread cookies, a fatal weakness.
I think baking is a pretty cool thing and your site looks really good. In fact, I am heading to my local library later to pick up a copy of The Bread Bakers Apprentice since it was mentioned here.
baker in oakland, calif.
i recently renewed my interest in baking, but having lost interest in the more expensive form of pie-making, have decided to jump into bread-making.
here's a picture of my ciabatta, made from this recipe: http://www.recipezaar.com/29100.
I signed up here a couple months ago, but I've just started posting. I saw a couple peoples "hello" threads, so here's mine.
I love cooking - for some reason I like cooking that takes a long time, like bread baking and smoking meats. I also have been brewing beer for a few years, so I feel that I have a grasp on yeast activity as well as grains and their enzymes.
I'm pretty new to the bread stuff and this site has helped a lot. I hope I can help others as much as I get helped (so far I'm behind).
Only discovered the site a couple of weeks ago, and am just so glad to have found this passionate little community.
I'm an American/Australian living in a little village on the Thames river, in Oxfordshire, England.
My bread ain't great, and it sure ain't pretty, but, damn, it's good!
Getting better with y'all's help.
Thanks, Floyd, for the site. If you're ever nearby, let me thank you with a loaf and a homebrew.
I just found this site a couple days ago when I was researching fresh-ground flour for my new Nutrimill. (I've already embarassed myself by accidentally posting my first entry twice - the site seems to be sluggish and I got impatient.) I live in Morro Bay on the Central Coast of California, alone except for my five cats who do nothing except eat, sleep, excrete, shed, shred, and vie for my lap. I'm retired except for a part-time job and volunteer work. I love to knit, especially lace shawls.
Hey! My name is Katie and I am new to this site. Well, I have ended up here many times after googling for one thing or another, but I've finally registered. I guess that makes me a former lurker. Anyway, I am a stay-at-home mom, bookkeeper for our family business, consultant to the insurance company I used to work for, knitting blogger, and whatever else needs to be done. I have two kids, ages 3-1/2 and 2.