The Fresh Loaf

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Hello, new to bread making

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William Tally's picture
William Tally

Hello, new to bread making


I am new to breadmaking and have had some spectacular failures along with a lot of fun.  But I am learning and luckily just found this website.  I went through the lessons and feel like I just found the "Cliff Notes" on breadmaking.  I plan on baking again tomorrow with my newfound knowledge. 

I like hearty whole wheat bread and enjoy using freshly ground flour (currently use a Vita Mix to grind the flour) with a thick crust.

I look forward to reading and learning on this forum!

William Tally


PMcCool's picture

TFL is a great resource for bakers, beginners to pros.  I'm glad you found it and look forward to hearing of your adventures in bread land.


ananda's picture

Hi William,

You've found the best place to be for baking

Best wishes


hanseata's picture

But a warning - this site is highly addictive, enables procrastinators to put off important but boring assignments, and turns formerly perfectly normal people into nerdy know-it-alls...

Karin (one of those afore mentioned)

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William Tally

Yes, I have felt that "shift in priorities" occurring since I started baking my family's bread two weeks ago.  Fortunately, after going through the lessons on the home page I now have a very nice-looking loaf of whole wheat bread rising - very exciting.  We'll see if I can get my family to like that I am baking bread as much as I do :)

William Tally