I am an ambitous amateur bread baker, particularly intereted in sourdoughs. I've been baking seriously for about a year and a half and I've improved a lot in that time. I can now promise to bring artisan hearth breads to gatherings and feel confident that the loaves will turn out to be both delicious and presentable.
I've been lurking and learning these past few days, and decided to come out of the woodwork :) I've been baking bread on and off since I was a kid, and flirting with sourdough for a couple of years. I have a short attention span, it seems, because I'm always flitting from recipe to recipe, and haven't taken the time to thoroughly learn one or two basic recipes by heart, or gotten scientific about it. So I've made a lot of mediocre bread, with the occasional startling success. And the more than occasional brick.
I'm a newbie here, posting on the forum I mean. I've quite enjoyed getting to see all the lovely bread and creations that are posted here on the site. I am an aspiring bread baker myself, and would love to have the books that so many have spoken so highly of on here, and with the photos, I'm convinced that they are well worth the time and money to get - although I don't have the latter at this time to get them. :/ maybe some day.
Well, I've nothing more to say... but Shalom and many blessings to all here!