The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hello from the central Oregon Coast

Boilerbay's picture

Hello from the central Oregon Coast

Hello from the central Oregon Coast. Have been baking bread on and off for 30 some years but now am doing it on a more regular basis.This a great site and from what I've seen (been lurking forever) most are very friendly. A great balance of pros and amateurs. TFL is a fantastic resource.


Postal Grunt's picture
Postal Grunt

is that somebody is always baking something that they're willing to talk about and show off in pictures. There's a lot of encouragement and information at hand on this site. Welcome to the neighborhood.

plevee's picture

From a neighbour in the boonies near Toledo. I am mainly a lurker too. I have baked bread since I arrived from the UK over 30 years ago & tasted the 'bread" in American stores.

I have learned more from this site than from all those years baking and from a whole library of books!  Patsy

dmsnyder's picture

Hi, BoilerBay.

Welcome to TFL!

You live in one of my favorite parts of the world.

So, what kinds of bread do you like to bake?


Boilerbay's picture

Thank you David,

It is a good place to live and we just time the rise with the tides. :)

As far as baking -- nothing too fancy. Stiratos, Classic French (lean - pain ordinaire) and Country French (campagne/poolish)  and some seasonal holiday stuff. Do have a fondness for Pain au chocolat. Visited a fair sample of boulangers throughout France in my youth and caught the bug.

Don't know if my wasteline can stand much more T-55 taste chasing.

Starting to experiment with some whole-grain 9 grain stuff.

This is a good site



Pakrat63's picture

Hello Boiler Bay!

Greetings from the part of Oregon that is really part of Idaho!  i do my baking here in Vale, and am hoping it will be warm enough soon to start baking outside with the bbq grill again.  i really hope to start experimenting with our local products, Potatoes and Onion.

Happy baking!

korish's picture

Welcome, Oregon is a great place to live and bake I have discovered this site about a month ago, love it there is so much info here that one can not digest it all, I live in Portland OR well actually across the river in the couve, Vancouver WA, last summer I started building my WFO in the back yard and ever since have ben hooked on baking bread. this site has tought me lots. I hope you have fun here.