Failte from Ireland
Just found this site and thrilled with what I've read so far - already learned quite a lot.
A little about me - a IT junkie who likes to bake bread as an escape from day-to-day life. Started out making Irish Soda bread which has to be the easiest bread to make and have progressed, largely through trial and error, into all sorts of breads and sweet deserts. I blog infrequently on http;//irishbaker.blogspot.com
No bread machine or mixer - do it all by hand; kneading is therapeutic!
Looking forward to learning loads.
The Irish Baker!!!