Setting out into Bread! What can't I live without?
I discovered this website last week and fell in love with it! The mix of recipes, fixes, tips and discussions here is wonderful.
I've borrwed Lahey's "My Bread" from a friend who recommended I try the first 'no knead' bread recipe in the book to see how I like that style of bread baking. I also plan on trying the loaf preppared in this site's 'Lesson 1' tutorial.
I currently have access to:
-Mixing bowls (some ceramic, some glass) of various sizes
-Large counter area for kneading
-Wooden spoon for mixing
-Stand mixer (just in case!)
-Aluminum baking sheets
-Infer-red laser thermometer and probe-inserted instant read thermometer
From the looks of the recipes, this will suit me for my first couple of simple loaves, but I know I'm going to fall in love with making bread. What tools are essential for a bread baker, and what are brands that I should look for or avoid?