The Fresh Loaf

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Greetings from the high plains

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Old_Sarge

Greetings from the high plains

Old_Sarge here.  Started out with plain old white bread when things were so tough that a dollar for a bought'n loaf was too expensive when I could make my own for a quarter; and it was better too!  Mama used to make home made from time to time but not that I'm retired I've got the time and I love to try new recipes every time.  Some of my efforts aren't too bad, some are like a pound hound, pug ugly of indeterminate breed but lovable all the same.  Here in northeastern NM I can get my wheat fresh from the neighbour's combine so might as well make use of the resource.  Looking forward to learning from you all and maybe adding some "Well THAT sure don't work!" commentary of my own.


 


"That ain't no beer belly; thats a bread basket!"

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Old_Sarge

That's NOW that I'm retired.

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spsq

Wish I was retired and could spend the day breadmaking.


 


Most of my breads are ugly and lovable too - we should start a club!

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Old_Sarge

People who can do thing for themselves will be the survivors when the economy tanks.  I'd rather be ready even if it doesn't, makes more sense than not being ready if it does.  Meanwhile, doesn't it smell great!

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Frequent Flyer

Welcome, Sarge.  Happy loafing (in the bread-making sense).

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Ford

Bread making. construction, building -- whatever -- can be most rewarding.  It is especially rewarding by working out ones frustrations while hand kneading the dough.  Punch the dough -- not the other guy!  You and the dough improve through that action.


Ford