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New here...from Indiana

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tammielin

New here...from Indiana

Hello everyone.  I'm new to this site and very excited to find a site dedicated to baking breads!  I've been baking for awhile, but looking forward to learning new techniques and finding some wonderful recipes.  Hope you all have a great day!!!

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PMcCool

There's lots of good information and helpful people here, for both beginners and experienced bakers, too.


Paul

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Jw

Hi there and welcome. Is there something like Indiana bread?


I am not a hoosier, but have a special connection to Dubois County... I did visit the Amish around Perry (?) County a few times. Great bread, much like Switserland.


Cheers,
Jw.

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tammielin

No, I don't think there is an actual "Indiana Bread", but I do have friends out in Amish country and their bread is fantastic.  Even though I'm from Indiana, I was raised in good ole' Chicago.  On the south side, Mexican sweet bread is very popular.  Take care!

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lmrats

Hi Tammielin, I live in Tell City, Perry County, IN. Pretty NEW here myself. I think I beat you by 3-4 days. ;)


I use to make homemade sourdough from a starter I got from a friend many years ago. My husband reminds me of how much he misses that bread from time to time. That's how I found my way here, looking for a starter that is fed with potato flakes.


Course all of these breads I see look delicious to me. ;) Guess I'll just have to put more riding time on my horses at a JOG!!! LOL


Welcome, seems like a really great group!

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Jw

Nice area, we drove there on our way to Rough River Lake (from the Hoosier National Forest).

But how do you feed a starter with patato flakes??

Cheers,
Jw.

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Oldcampcook

Starter number 1 on this page is the one I have been using for over two years.


The feeding instructions are what I use, also.


http://www.angelfire.com/ab/bethsbread/sdPotatoFlakeStarter.html

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tammielin

Indiana is beautiful, thanks.


Honestly......I'm pretty new at the artisan breads, so I will probably be asking more questions than answering them.  I stumbled across an onion dill bread recipe that seems really easy, but didn't turn out the way it should.  So, I'm going to try it again within the next couple of days.  I love to bake, but i'm not as experienced with the more difficult recipes.  I'm SO wanting to get into the specialy breads, but probably need the extra instruction.  Hope you're not dissapointed.....

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Jw

if you have questions, just put them on this forum. What worked for me: follow a recipe 100% then make changes and variations. There is no relation between how much effort/passion you put in and the final form and taste. As long as you have a happy audience around you..
BTW my wife remember Tell City as well, we took a wrong turn there on our way to Ferdinand..


Happy baking.
Cheers,
Jw.

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ques2008

You've stumbled on a great (and warm) community!

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Pain Partout

Welcome. Tammielin to a great site.  VERY informative, and many people honestly trying to help each other out.  You may have to ride your horses at a full out gallop to keep up with the possible extra calories this site could produce.   My horses love sites like this,..'cause I spent fewer hours riding them, &  more hours experimenting with bread recipes.  This is a fun site.