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I have been reading this website for a number of weeks now but only recently found the forums. LOTS of new info to catch up on!!
I have developed a passion for baking bread over the last few years. At first it seemed like such a time consuming task with multiple rising times but then I found the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes bk and that has reinspired my love of baking bread!
I have tried baking bread with the steam in the oven to get that "perfect" crust... I've tried baking it in a small heart shaped LeCreuset dish (that gave the bread an awesome crust) - I love making pizza crust and now find the best way to make it is on the grill!! - I have tried making english muffins in the oven (they didn't turn out like I want so I have to work on that recipe) - I've made pitas in the oven and on the grill (and won't buy them ever again!) - I've made to die for cinnamin buns with a challah bread recipe - I've tried braiding challah (...something else that requires more practice!) - I've made a great peasant loaf that is very close to what they sell at Macaroni Grill that is delicious - ..... and I've had a lot of failed attempts! But it's all been fun and I've loved baking every loaf! My daughters even beg to help me when I bake!
I think I've gained a zillion pounds because of this new carby passion but - that's ok.... I've started to give my breads away to friends and to bake for church gatherings and school meetings! As long as I can still *make* it - it's ok! ~somebody else can eat it & hopefully they enjoy it! :o)
I look forward to reading more posts!!