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Hello from Newlyn,Cornwall

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justinesmith9

Hello from Newlyn,Cornwall

Hi I'm Justine and I live in Newlyn a fishing port in the far south west of Cornwall.I love making bread by hand and in a machine as working 50 hours a week means I don't always have time to bake by hand.Love baking sourdough in particular.Love the feel of fresh dough growing under my hands as I knead it.Would love to share tips and recipes with people from anywhere and everywhere

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midwest baker

You will find many new ideas and friends here!


Mary

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Ruralidle

Hi Justine


Welcome to TFL.  It is a great resource with lots of very experienced bakers who willingly share their knowledge and experience.  You will see that a lot of users are from the US & Canada but there are also quite a few of us in the UK (I am in Shropshire) so we can offer help as well as advice on where to source baking supplies in the UK.


I saw your post about sourdough and, as I'm sure you are aware, "proper" sourdough starters/ferments are made without the use of commercial yeasts.  There are many ways to do this and there is a great deal of advice on TFL if you want to go without commercial yeast and make your own starter.  Personally,  I used the method set out in Richard Bertinet's book "Crust".  (Richard is French but runs a bakery/cooking school in Bath).  It worked first time for me and my starter is not far off its second birthday.


Whether you use commercial yeast, a homemade starter or any combination thereof, I hope you enjoy your baking and being a member of TFL.


Ruralidle

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justinesmith9

thanks for you advice - I have made starter without commercial yeast but have never managed to keep it for 2 years !!! Is the recipe on here or do I need to buy the book??


I will enjoy my baking and think this site is going to be a fantastic resource


Justine

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midwest baker

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/233


Above is one recipe from this site.Below is one from the wild yeast blog.


http://www.wildyeastblog.com/2007/07/13/raising-a-starter/


Many others are available online. Lots of bread books have them too.


Good Luck!


Mary

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justinesmith9

thank you Mary

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hanseata

I traveled through Cornwall as a student with my BFF, it was a wonderful trip, just following our noses, staying in the most interesting B & Bs...


Will you post any special recipes from Cornwall?


Karin


 

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justinesmith9

Hi Karin - glad you liked Cornwall I will certainly post any special recipes on here for you.Am off on holiday this week to stay with my daughter in Lisbon so will look out for recipes from there too

Justine

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grumpidoc

Hi and welcome. It's nice to know someone else from Cornwall on the site - I'm in Par. Only been baking bread 15 mths or so, but nearly everything I learned came from this site! Hope you find it informative. Re sourdough starter - I followed the 'pineapple juice starter'  http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/233 - except I used orange juice as that's all I had, worked like a dream!

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justinesmith9

Hi - thanks for the welcome - glad there's someone else down here too.I've "dabbled" with bread making for ages - hubby is a chef so have learned a lot from him but really enjoy baking.Will give the juice started a try - off to Lisbon in a couple of days so will give it a go when we get back

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Daisy_A

Hi Justine,


Welcome to TFL. Hope you will find some good resources and support here. There are some really good threads on starters, including this one http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/233/wild-yeast-sourdough-starter


Enjoy Lisbon!


Best wishes, Daisy_A (UK baker)

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AnnaInMD

thanks to Rosamunde Pilcher and her best-seller The Shell Seekers and her other lovely and relaxing novels. 


Welcome to TFL !


A German transplant, now in the State of Maryland :)


Anna