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Kevin Says Hello

kah22's picture

Kevin Says Hello

This is my first post with you guys and I'd like introduce myself: I'm Kevin and I live in Ireland. Unmarried and in my early 60's.

While I've always been a reasonably decent cook it is only within the last two years that I've turned my attention to baking.  Started off with a breadmaker letting it do all the work, slowly changed to doing it all by hand. As you might expect from someone from Ireland I've become a dab hand at making Irish soda farles.

Pizza, the odd cake, some soughdough bread, scones and a few other bits and pieces are in my repertoire. It's now got to the stage that if I visit friends they expect me to arrive with a newly baked loaf or something I've knocked up myself. But enough self praise.

Glad to be here and hoping to pick up some useful tips.




Ford's picture

Welcome Kevin.  We are happy you have joined us.  We would like to have your input on any subject you feel disposed to give comment.


pmccool's picture

Someday I hope to get to the fair isle and sample the local breads for myself.  In the meantime, you can stoke my desire.

Welcome to TFL.


PaddyL's picture

The last time we were in Ireland, we stayed with friends in Kilanerin, Wexford, and I baked bread in their very old gas cooker.  It was a challenge, but I managed to make some very good bread and sticky buns.  My mother was born in Clonmel, Tipperary, and despite my name, I am a female.

ananda's picture

Welcome to TFL.   I'm based in the far North of England