New from Missouri
Hi Folks, I'm from the Kansas City area. I've been away from baking since 1991. I was a baker for a large restaurant in Stanley, Kansas fir 20 years before that. I baked breads desserts and various other item to supply two restaurants. Largely a self taught baker and although I didn't made hard crusted breads often, they were my passion. I just never seemed to get a consistant hard crust. I had a good hard roll recipe, but only occasionally did I get the crispy crust. Same w/ Italian bread. During the last of my career I studied under an baker from Italy, but he spoke only Italian and I spoke only english. I'm still seeking the secrets of consistant Hard, crispy Italian bread with the egg shell looking cracks in the crust. I have loved this website and hope to keep making good bread.
Talk to you later. JT