The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hello from IL

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Revbigjohn's picture

Hello from IL

Hello everyone, I love bread. There's nothing better than fresh baked bread, but I'm sure I'm not telling you anything.

Almost all of my bread baking now is done in a bread machine. I have tried sourdough a few times in the past but always managed to kill it. I'm going to try it again soon so hopefully this site will make a difference and I'll be baking in the oven again.

jcking's picture

Welcome to TFL. There's a lot that can be done with a bread machine. Look around and use the search box, there's tons of info here!


richkaimd's picture

I've learned that using TFL's search function is a great addition to my looking at the Home page every day.  But I also have come to read text books on bread baking (not just bread cook books), because text books present the basic material in an orderly fashion.  I recommend DiMuzio's Breadbaking as a good place to start.  There are much more complicated texts but I liked starting more simply.  I also always try to find videos which allow me so see the techniques I may not understand from words.  Youtubes's full of them, e.g. for how to slash or how to make a gluten window.

But the best technique I've ever used for learning is doing it with someone I like.  Maybe there's someone near you, maybe someone you could find using this site, who'd mentor you?


Revbigjohn's picture

Thanks for the welcome. I've been using the search function, it is very helpful.

I've had the book My Bread by Jim Lahey for a while now but haven't tried any recipes from it until now. If all goes well I'll post some pictures here.

bella10388's picture

hello, i am new here, i am very happy come here , nice to meet you .

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