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I just bought my first 25lb bag of flour...

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Shauna Lorae

I just bought my first 25lb bag of flour...

Hi bread baking enthusiasts!


My name is Shauna, I am studying Health and Wellness at the University of Minnesota. I spend my free time baking and cooking, in an attempt to clear my cupboards of factory made baked goods and "who-knows-how-processed" foods. I haven't purchased a loaf of bread from the grocery store in months and I am happy to say I have managed to bake myself and my housemates some incredibly satisfying loaves. I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes from every fresh loaf of bread I pull out of my oven. Whenever my baked goods turn out, a rush of excitement and gratification runs through my body and I am always thrilled to share my creations with my loved ones. I look forward to documenting my own baking experiences on The Fresh Loaf and to read other baker's blogs and forums.


Happy kneading to you all!


Shauna Lorae

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ehanner

Hello Shauna,


Welcome to the site. You are among friends here. We all share your passion for creating the best tasting and healthiest bread products we can.


You are lucky in that not far from you is a source for fresh ground Whole Wheat and Rye that is really outstanding. Here is the link for Country Creations which is an organic grain farm and small milling operation. They use a local delivery service so anyone in the delivery area gets fast service and very inexpensive shipping costs. They have lots of other grains but I don't use any other rye or WW it's so good.


I look forward to seeing your work.


Eric

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Shauna Lorae

Thank you for the link to country creations! I did not know how close I live to an organic grain mill! I will undoubtedly order local whole grain flours from there.

Shauna

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Broc

About 40-y-a I married a Minnesota girl... we both did the M.A. stuff at Mankato [Minnesota Light].


Looking forward to you creations, experiments... yada-yada.  I hope your roomies appreciate you!


 


~ B


 


 

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Shauna Lorae

My roomies do appreciate my creations and love to share their own with me too :)

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Shauna Lorae

Since December I have been collecting some tried and tested recipes that I have found to be delicious and worth saving. They are in my eCookbook in case anyone is interested: http://www.mealsmatter.org/Cookbooks/shaunalorae/shauna/