hello! I'm noob but completely infatuated with bread
I've been baking breads for about a year, ever since getting a bread machine, a grinder and a bucket of wheat. Mostly have been trying to perfect whole wheat bread but it's different every time and only occasionally is better than a brick. That probably has something to do with my lack of adequate measuring devises, especially regarding freshly ground wheat. Someday I'll amend that problem but for now I want to branch out and try new methods as well.
Went to the bookstore and read the first part, all before recipes, of "A Bread Baker's Apprentice" because of the mentions from here. It completely changed how I view baking bread. Not sure whether or not I can go back to the bread machine. I'm attempting to apply his methods to a loaf right now and have some questions. I'll put that in a different section, though.
This site is awesome! I hope to learn a lot and thanks for all your help so far.