Hello from Georgia (USA)
Well, this is my very first forum of any kind, so I am completely new at this. I am on a quest of sorts to bake the perfect loaf of "Bauernbrot" which is a robust, old world style bread made from white wheat and medium (I think) rye flour.
It all started when the small bakery here in town lost their baker and discontinued baking their own no-frills sourdough-rye bread. I have not been able to find bread that is truly satisfying, at least not in my immediate area, so I have decided to take matters into my own two hands. I grew up in Germany, and if there is one thing I must (however reluctantly) admit, it's my belief that we Germans have developed this deeply emotional bond with our bread!
So, I thought maybe there might be someone out there on a similar "quest", maybe another displaced European who may have already found the holy grail of old world style bread baking?
I enjoy many things, but spend most of my time cooking, baking, and reading, and of course shopping for things to cook, bake and read.
(bet you can't guess my favorite read)