The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Newbie here!

koru's picture

Newbie here!

I've recently started getting more serious about baking our family's bread and find my internet searches keep bringing me I thought I'd join in the fun!  I started out with a bread machine quite a few years ago & when it broke I decided to start trying it with my own hands.  What fun!  For the past 6 months I've been milling my own flour & am wanting to perfect a sprouted grain bread (not having much luck).  So you'll probably find me hanging out around those folks.  Ha!  

Thanks for sharing all your wisdom & I look forward to learning from you all!

Floydm's picture

Welcome, Koru.

alabubba's picture

Greets, Koru.

jyslouey's picture

to the family of newbies, rookies and novices.  Like you I started out with a bread machine.  The bread that came out was edible but far from satisfactory.  I had to eat it all myself since they weren't good enough to give away.  When my baking class started bread baking classes, I have not used my machine anymore and it is now sitting in my storeroom untouched.  I found TFL by chance and have gained some very useful knowledge from all the experts here. This is one site I check out everynight before I go to bed :)

matilda's picture

Hi, I am new to the wb site as well, though I new it before and I have been baking without neither bread machine nor mixer for about a year now... I even make bagels, whose dough is proverbially tought to develop by hand! And check them out...

Good luck with your baking activities and welcome!







alabubba's picture

You guys should freecycle those old bread machines. Create some new "Bread Heads".