Hi form Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Hi. Just want to introduce myself. I'm Warren and I've been trying to learn how to bake bread for about 30 years. My efforts got a good push about two years ago when my son paid my way to one of the King Arthur professional classes. I enjoyed that so much, I attended the 2nd class as well where I met James MacGuire and learned about no-knead baking. This isn't like the threads that have been passing around, but involves folding the dough every 20 minutes for an hour, and then letting the dough rest for 2.5 hours. They you're off and running. I credit James, and not myself, but there is not a bakery my side of Philadelphia that has better baguettes. The system just works so well. Since then, I've experimented with some more recipes using the "no-knead" method, and all turn out great :)
My second love is writing computer code, and as a practice tool, I set up a recipe web site. All my bread recipes are posted there, including the no-knead formulas. You can find the bread recipes at http://www.recipesonrails.com/tags/bread . Sometimes I use my own shortcuts, so feel free to ask if something doesn't make sense. BTW, please feel free to post any recipes you'd like to share.
Every Christmas Eve day, I bake about 50 loaves of bread to distribute to friends and family. Christmas Eve, my son and I go on what we call the "Reindeer Run" covering about 110 miles still warm delivering bread. Each year is a different bread, so.... I'm on the hunt for something new for this year :)
Here's a picture of my no-knead focaccia: