The Fresh Loaf

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Baking and reading

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Floydm

Baking and reading

I baked a couple loaves of French Bread and a Whole Wheat Loaf today: 

three loaves

The French Bread turned out very good.  I used a poolish and autolyse, then when I went out for a hike this morning I popped the dough in the fridge so it had an extra slow, long rise. It always seems to help.

I've started reading the copy of Good Bread is Back I got a month or so ago.   I'm finding it more interesting that I expected to.  I was afraid it was going to be too scholarly and dry, but, although the author is an academic, he clearly has a passion for bread that shines through in his writing.  I still have quite a way to go, but so far I am enjoying it.

 

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luv2bake

I just joined and am fascinated by your wonderful pictures!

This is a great site, so informative, and what beautiful breads!!

 I'm an amateur, but getting inspired by all these great recipes and photos!