Hello from Lancashire
Hello all, I'm new to The Fresh Loaf and to bread making. I've been on long term sick leave and needed something to occupy my time as well as save a few pennies, so I started baking bread. I've always admired folks who produce nice crusty bread, filling their homes with that lovely aroma of baking.
The kids bought me a bread machine for christmas but my success was very limited, producing heavy flat bricke that got fed to the birds. Determined not to be beaten, I started making by hand and baking in the oven. I used the Jamie Oliver cookbooks as a guide and was soon turning out bread that looked and tasted good. I am now pretty much obsessed with bread making and decided to sign up here to learn more.
My next project will be sourdough, and I've even given though to building a clay oven in the garden.