Hi, from Washington state, USA
I have always liked making things but never thought I would want to make my own daily bread UNTIL ....
Picture it: Washington, July 2011, last of the nest leaving who does not care for whole grain bread and had to get whole wheat white (no HFCS added) bread for him so had two open loaves of whole grains on the counter above my sink.
Fast forward....3 or 4 weeks later remembered the two packages of half eaten whole grains and grabbed them to toss because they must be moldy by now. (Well, we all get busy, right?) Looked at it. No mold. ???? Why not?
Experiment: leave bread to see how long it will take before it molds.
August: get a bread recipe from allrecipes.com for an easy bread to try and found one. Made it. Yum. But it dries out so fast. Thinking I need help.
September 02. Experimental bread STILL not moldy ! YIKES! This is not bread, it preservatives molded to look like bread. Keeping it on the counter - curious. I NEED HELP. Google bread making.
Here I am - impressed with what I have seen thus far on information but need to go to bed now because too much info is making my head swoon. ; )
Glad I foudn you all and will read more on the forum and maybe have questions later. Thanks for the Forum !