The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

May I introduce myself?

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berlinbrotbacker

May I introduce myself?

Good afternoon, The Fresh Loaf,


 


First I would like to thank you all, as so many seem to have before me, for this incredible resource. I have ended up here many times over the last year, as my tentative first attempts at basic yeasted loaves snow-balled into my current sourdough obsession, and I felt it was time to become a fully-fledged member. The sense of warmth, and community is really very touching, and I look forward to benefiting from the experience and kindness you all seem to possess in abundance.


 


I can't wait to be involved! All the best from Berlin,


 


Rory.

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Anja

I just noticed your post, so I figured I leave you a WELCOME message too.


Anja

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Marni

As you've noticed - its a great place!


Marni

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SylviaH

Welcome to TFL and all the best to you!


Sylvia in San Diego, CA

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berlinbrotbacker

Any tips on how to stop receiving an email everytime there is a reply or comment? I've tried changing my account settings but seemingly to no avail...


 


Rory

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ehanner

Rory,


Welcome to the site. If you want to turn off the notifications to a thread that you author, follow these steps.


Click on "My Account" on the left side bar. Next, click on the "Edit" Tab on the top and then on the "Email Preferences" sub Tab just below. Now you should see a box that asks if you want to be notified when responses to a thread you authored are posted.


I like to leave that checked because it is so hard to keep track of questions that people have to posts I have made. But that's up to you.


I look forward to seeing your work.


Eric

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berlinbrotbacker

Thanks Eric, you may be right actually: there are so many posts that it must be easy to lose track of things. Still, good to know. Got some sourdough in it's final stages at the moment, so maybe it can be my first post. Where's the best place for photos etc?

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ehanner

I usually upload to the forum location. There is a tutorial on how to do that here.


Otherwise, I use Photobucket also.


Eric

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turosdolci

Welcome Rory, having had bread in Berlin, I know how wonderful German bread is.  I hope you will share some of the fantastic bread recipes.  But please don't forget to include the wonderful desserts and cookies that Germans are so famous for.


 


Regards,


Patricia

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berlinbrotbacker

I only moved here at the start of the year, so haven't quite got to grips with the full range of produce from the numerous Bäckerei & Konditorei. It is a gradual pleasure. I'll do my best to root out some authentic recipes and see if I can do them justice.


 


Any recommendations for good bakery's?


 


Rory

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turosdolci

Rory,


I lived in Baveria (Amberg) 2 weeks per month for about 6 years. We had a company there and I was so busy I couldn't take the time do much.  But we lived at a wonderful small country hotel and discovered many fantastic restaurants that made just outstanding breads and pastries in the area. The selection of breads in Germany is amazing and if you have a chance try to take a class on bread baking while you are there. A freind of mine did this and really learned quite a lot. I really regret not being able to do this.


Best of luck,


Patricia

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misterrios

There are quite a few good ones for German Bread- I'm still looking for a good french bakery, but have yet to find one that makes a decent baguette.


 


My favorite, aside from the one in my apartment, is: Soluna Brot und Öl on Gneiseneau Str 58


Beumer und Lutum: Zossener Straße 34, Cuvrystraße 22


Hopfisterei- Though their breads are baked in München and trucked in. The Andechser Brot is amazing: Rosenthaler Straße 31, Goethestraße 39/40, Nollendorfstraße 8 und Schloßstraße 107


There is an article with other bakeries, though I have not personally visited them:


http://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/best-of-berlin/article1178442/Hier_schmeckt_das_Brot_besonders_lecker_zehn_Tipps.html


Plus, if you ever need a fix of Pain Poilane, the miches are delivered to Galeries Lafayette every Wednesday and Friday.


Good luck,


*daniel