The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hello from Texas

Byounghusband's picture

Hello from Texas

Hello there!!  I recently (ok, today) discovered this site through a link on the  I have been following a thread about Sourdough and ordered some sourdough starter from Carl Griffith & friends - .  I started the Lessons here today and my 1st loaf is rising as I type.  I look froward to learning more about making bread from all of you here.  If you like smoked meat and BBQ, don't hesitate to check out the smoking meat forum I mentioned above.  I have learned a lot there and my screen name is the same over there as it is here.





LindyD's picture

Good BBQ and good bread are an unbeatable combination!

Glad to have you join us.

Byounghusband's picture


Lesson 1 is done.  That was easy!!  I read the 10 tips section and when the recipe called for 375*, I cranked the oven to 550* to start and, well, my lovely wife forgot to inform me that the NEW oven liner she just put in would not handle that high of a setting.....  ;-o  Smoke alarms going off, dogs howling, Yikes!!! 

So the liner is toast!!  Oops!! 

But the bread came out great!  Tell mew what you think...


First loaf

KenK's picture

I think it looks good enough to eat!  Is it all sourdough leavening or does it have commercial yeast also?

My new sourdough starter is being recalitrant.

Byounghusband's picture

It is regualr bread.  Go to Lessons on this site and then click on Lesson One: Your First Loaf - The place to begin.

i ti simply Flour, Yeast, Salt, and water. 

I am having trouble with teh starter I ordered from Carl's site. I downloaded the additional instructions and nothng has happened. I have ordered Bread Bakers Apprentice and will make a SD Starter from that book and get rolling.

Good luck with yours!!!