Introducing myself - Again
I posted this into the sourdough forum, not realizing that there's a special one for introductions..
so here it is again, sorry for the duplication...
Hi! My name is Arie and I'm a breadoholoic..
I'm lurking around this board for a short while. Very interesting and tons of experienced people around here (and exceptionally civilized too :)..
I started baking bread over 30 years ago. I have no training and when I started this there was no Internet message boards to learn from.. )
I learned by trial and error (lots of those) and developed a couple of recipes which I liked.
After moving to the San Francisco area I fell in love with sourdough dread and started to play with it, again from scratch, by trial and error.
I ended up with a great recipe which I and all my family and friends really like.
more and more people were asking me for the recipe, and I ended up posting it on my website (http://litman.com/food/bread.html )..
After reading this board for a while I realized that I am using the wrong terminology, and the process I follow is very different from traditional sourdough bread. But, I am baking this bread for over 10 years and I like it the way it is.
Another Hobie of mine is beer, which I consider Bread in a liquid state.. in the past year I started to combine techniques and ingredients which make both bread and beer more exciting.
I used my sourdough starter to brew beer (I call it sourdough beer) and I use wort or DME (malt extract) for add to the dough.. And sometime I use malted barley as a crunchy topping on my bread.
I want to thank you for this great board and I hope to be able to contribute to the discussion.