The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

This is my start!

ChrisH's picture

This is my start!

Well, I'm new - if you can't tell. I just found this page and was absolutely impressed at how much it helped me start expanding my cooking abilities into baking - which has always been a favorite of mine. I'm a 20 year old college junior studying historical interpretation - which has nothing to do with cooking - but I've always enjoyed throwing random things in a pan or pot and seeing what happens when put to heat and stirred.


My big thing has always been cookies, though I wanted ot learn how to make brads and such for a long time. So, when i stumbled across this, I was immensley pleased. All i have to say is I more than welcome any advice on...well....everything to do with baking bread! I'm off now to use the lessons here to make my first loaf! Wish me luck!


bnb's picture

Good luck, Chris! If you've never worked with yeasted dough, don't let a few initial failures bog you down. Keep at it. 


ChrisH's picture

Thanks! I actually just turned out a very successful (if thick-crusted) whole wheat loaf. It was amazing!

dmsnyder's picture

Hi, Chris.

Welcome to TFL!

You've a great adventure ahead of you. Hope you enjoy the trip.


97grad's picture

Hi Chris,

You remind me of my 21 yr old son who has always loved to experiment in kitchen. I can tell you from personal experience that you'll find here the best advise on bread baking and kindest and most helpful members.

Tereze, Sydney