New baker in Portland, OR
I've recently (VERY recently) started baking. I'm a newly wed and new college graduate with lots of time :) I've suddenly found myself feeling very domestic. But baking bread, reading about it, writing about it, kneading, mixing, and flouring have been slowly consuming my mind. So I've been trying to accomlish what seems impossible: maiking bread rise. I think yeast is my worst enemy. SO...for a young lady in Oregon who wants so desperatly to be a good baker who is "in-tune" with the dough...any advice, encouragment or good first time recipes for me??