Aloha from the Big Island!
I joined a while back but have been just reading and lurking. I found this site on a google search for something (too old to remember what!) I'm new to cooking and baking but I've always enjoyed "fiddling around" in the kitchen and getting under my wife’s feet! She passed away this spring and now I'm into cooking full time or get REAL hungry! Friends got me into an International Cooking group and I found that I can follow a recipe pretty good. I had joined Allrecipe.com and was looking around for something to cook for a potluck and came across a recipe for "Black Olive" bread. I read through the directions and reviews a couple of times and proceeded to make my first big round loaf of bread! The amazing thing.... It tasted wonderful! The people at the potluck couldn't believe I hadn't made bread before. Sense then I've been buying all kinds of baking toys... I mean utensils. Last week I started a pineapple juice starter and looking forward to my first loaf of sourdough bread. I did try some of the discard starter in some pancake mix a couple of days ago. That was different! Just a little bit of tang to the packaged mix... I'll do that again sometime! My other hobby is woodworking but now I've got to make more choices. Do I buy a new woodworking tool, more flour, or that neat kitchen gadget??!!
Sorry for the long post and hope I don’t ask too many strange question.
Just down the road from Hilo town!
PS. I read on one post about doing primitive baking on the lava from the Kilauea volcano… That’s do-able as it’s just down the road a bit!!! Interesting concept to say the least.