Greetings from my kitchen...
To begin with, I am fascinated with the rich information this site has. I know it seems overwhelming to process the information that can be had, but, as with good bread, I'm trying to take my time to digest the topics one by one.
I cook and bake, but bread-making was something that I did not think I would venture into...that was until I got a homesick craving for a bread that was a staple at the breakfast table as I was growing up - the pan de sal (pandesal.) I could not find a decent pandesal from our area. Most of the pandesal copycats did not have the crusty exterior and chewy interior I fondly remember. Hence, I took it upon myself to research how to make them for myself and my family. While I have not perfected the recipe, I have been able to produce decent looking and tasting ones. I hope this site will help me in my quest to do that.
I resolve to make this year the year I devote to improving my bread-making. Aside from pandesal, I hope to make a decent sourdough bread.