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A belated hello, a blog link with a few recipes, and fictional fanciful tales about bread!

Erzsebet Gilbert's picture
Erzsebet Gilbert

A belated hello, a blog link with a few recipes, and fictional fanciful tales about bread!

Hi, everybody!

Maybe this is a bit silly, since I've already exchanged messages with a few of your wonderful selves and posted my own question about how best to bake bread on a Coleman camp stove - and I received so many fantastic ideas and suggestions - but I hadn't really given an Official Introduction; essentially, I'm a writer and stumbling but devoted baker living in Hungary, and I've been so enthralled by the whole Fresh Loaf community.  

My husband suggested I post a link to my blog here on the website.  Since I'm a writer, I end up posting largely a bunch of diminutive short stories, but some of these stories are actually inspired by bread, of all things (!), and I've posted recipes, including my rendition and a fiction for Moroccan khoubz flatbread, the Fresh Loaf pita recipe and the camp stove method I used for it (but with full credit and a link to this website, don't worry!), and most recently a fiction and my recipe for basic pizza dough with my own ridiculous pizza design and toppings.  

Here's a link:

It's not really epical, I think, but it's got baking and some writerly absurdities, so if it lends anybody a few ideas or a bit of entertainment, I'll be glad enough... but in the meantime, I just have to give everybody at the Fresh Loaf a most enormous thank-you for all your generosity, help, ideas, and general virtuoso kitchen skills!  Until later, blessings,


dmsnyder's picture

Hi, Erzebet.

Welcome to TFL!


gavinc's picture

Hi Erzabet,

Welcome to TFL.  As you've already experienced, a terrific site and resource.  I've just started reading your great blog.  It's very Interesting and entertaining, thanks.



Soundman's picture

Welcome, Erzsebet, to TFL!

Nice blog you got there. (BTW, I could stare at that pulsar picture for hours! And I miss W.G. Sebald.)

Why not show us your pizza in its various stages?


Erzsebet Gilbert's picture
Erzsebet Gilbert

Thanks for checking my blog!  It's always nice to know there's a reader or two out there, particularly another Sebald fan!  As for the pulsar picture, I am in the midst of writing my first novel, which is about astronomy, so interstellar phenomena occupy much of my mind...

When it isn't distracted by bread... Unfortunately, I haven't taken any step-by-step images of my baking processes!  I ought to, but I'll have to train in some photography first!  

Thanks for everything, everybody....