Hi from Sonoma County
I've been looking at this site for a long time and finally decided to register. It's one of the best around. I bake at home and teach people bread-baking, both at home and in school settings. I have been baking all the bread in our household for over four and a half years and especially enjoy baking sourdough breads with wild starter. I have been baking challah for over 40 years and still learning new ways to braid. My favorite book is Jeffrey Hamelman's Bread. I began learning sourdough from my cousin's wife, who has a bakery in Marin County. I started reading about bread with Maggie Glezer's Artisan Baking Across America and have made some of the recipes there, including Thom Leonard's country bread and Della Fattoria's garlic cheese bread. I recently saw Craig Ponsford's video and think he's the wise man of bread-baking. I wish he were still giving classes. Looking forward to continuing to learn, bake and teach bread, my great joy!