hello from the youngest baker :)
correct me if I'm wrong, but at 14 I think I'm probably the youngest user on TFL!! :) as an introduction... I'm a high school sophomore that hates fast food and take out pizza. I have been told many times that I'm crazy, but I love "gourmet" foods, and I've been cooking for a couple years now!!! Lately I've been making all my family's meals, which my mom loves :) But a few days ago I stumbled across this sight looking for a pita bread recipe (which by the way, I've made twice now, and with a spread of homemade hummus, is simply amazing!!) and decided to explore a bit... after reading the lessons, I was hooked. I've made some simple loaves of whole wheat bread before, and made a failed attempt on french bread. armed with a new bag of bread flour, I tried jason's quick ciabatta, and came out with a decent-looking but great tasting loaf! I am in the middle of trying it again, and it's going much better! I am very excited to try more recipes, and eventually make great artisan bread!!