Hello From England :-)
My Name is Kellianne, Kal for short. I am an Artisan Baker in the UK. I trained for 4 years as a Boulanger de Practique in Paris about 13 years ago and have been in love with bread ever since. I recent;y had a very intense health scare and decided to try and do what I love and make bread for a living! I am of course a French Style Baker, so no heavy duty kneading or abuse of the dough! The idea is to incorporate as much air as you can in, so that the wild yeast along with the yeast you add gets to work. I tend to use a mixture of high gluten bread flours to create a similar blend to the traditional French flour I learnt with (which is, I have discovered, impossible to get imported lol).
I am so interested to learn all about the bread culture in the states. I must admit I am mesmorised by your bagels, dixie biscuits, pies, puddings and treats ... seems wonderful and exotic to me.
Any way looking forward to becoming 'virtually friendly' Now I really must go as I am doing this rather than my costing spread sheet for the bakery :-((((( The not so fun side of the business .
Lots of love from the currently sunny UK, Kal xxxxxxx