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Hello From Sunny Florida

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Barbiedoll

Hello From Sunny Florida

Hello!  I have just joined this forum and have already asked a few questions and received answers!  First I would like to thank you all for being so attentive!  I am new to bread making.  I have worked in the corporate world my whole life and not much time left for cooking and baking.  Now that I am FREE I have found that I love to cook and I am so very interested in learning how to bake bread.  I always knew I would love to bake.  I spent 3 years living in Germany when I was young and my landlord was a baker.. so I am interested in getting a recipe for the German Landbrot which I saw on this website!  I look forward to talking with you all and thank you for this great website!!

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audra36274

   You will meet many wonderful people here, and they all have mountains of knowledge about all things bread. No matter what you seek, someone here can probably help. So come on in, the waters fine!

Audra

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Barbiedoll

Hello Audra.  thank you for the nice reply.  Yes I am looking forward to learning about all things bread.  Being a newbie I am sure I will have LOADS of questions.  And I want to thank everyone in advance for answering me !!

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Jw

welcome! quick question, where were you in Germany? I don't think there is one "german" Landbrot, it depends very much on the region.

Groeten,
Jw. (not FREE for a long time...)

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Barbiedoll

Hello!  I lived in Erlangen, Germany for three years.  I lived at 14 Bohlenplatz and my landlord was Hans Pickelmann who owned the bakery next door!  I wish now that I would have asked and perhaps learrned how he made the landbrot.  They would be in big round 5 or 10 lbs. I guess loaves.  You would ask for so many grams and the lady would cut and weigh the bread.  Of course there were many other great things to eat including the plumb cake.  I really loved it and am looking forward to going back over there sometime in the near future !!  I wonder how many variations of the Landbrot do you believe there are?  This was between Wurzburg and Nurnberg.