The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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An introduction from a Kiwi~

November 23, 2010 - 10:00pm -- malkouri

Good evening fellow forum members!

This is my first true post; i've asked two questions so far, but then realised I hadn't actually introduced myself to everyone! So this is it, my introduction. Im a Kiwi, born and bred (A New Zealander, for everyone not quite with the jargon). Im fifteen years old now and have a deep passion with bread, having started baking it properly about half way through this year after my friend gave me a bread book as a gift -- "New Zealand Bread Book", by Alison and Simon Holst.

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Starter Terminology

June 30, 2009 - 6:49pm -- Mini Oven

I know this seems a little late but I think we could all benefit if we define these terms in order to remove any confusion surrounding them.

What is a:

  • new starter
  • young starter
  • active starter
  • fresh starter
  • old starter
  • mature starter
  • ripe starter


Thanks for participating. 

Oct 31, 2009  Changed title of thread so it is more easily located using the site search machine.  I may turn this into a FAQ or anyone wanting to make a FAQ should feel free to use the information.

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