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Buenas from Costa Rica

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Buenas from Costa Rica

Buenas! I relocated to Costa Rica a year ago and have been searching for good bread ever since. I have not had any luck. Recently, I saw an episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain where he briefly showed artisanal breads in Portland, Oregon. After I finished salivating over the brown crispy crust and white moist middle a lightbulb went off in my head.........I can make my own bread!

I have managed to recreate so many of the other foods I miss from Vietnamese Pho to meatball subs. So why not breads? Obviously, recreating a rustic french bread is much tougher than a sub but I am in it to bake it! I look forward to learning and I realize I have LOTS to learn.

At the moment I am looking for a good starting recipe, book recommendations and the eventually a hands on course.

 

Pura vida!

Bonnie

 

 

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Trishinomaha

You might want to start with Floyd's lessons on this website. It really helped me to understand the basics before I moved on to other recipes - BTW - Welcome! You will love this site and all the wonderful people on it.

 Trish

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Thanks for the suggestion Trish.  I have made bread before with varying results.  So I think the lessons may just what I need to get started!

Bonnie