The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


breadnerd's picture


What a wonderful site to find! Thank you!

I'm an avid home baker and have also taken classes and worked professionally in a bakery (but still love home baking the best).

I'm a bread nerd because I see posts such as "this is the james beard recipe and I used 70% hydration" and I know EXACTLY what they mean! :)

This year I also built a mud oven (from Kiko Denzer's book) and am slowly learning how to use it--so far with pretty good success!

Hope to learn and share here with you all, cheers!