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Hello from Cheshire in the UK

JoArmstrong's picture

Hello from Cheshire in the UK

I have found this site a really interesting and informative resource, so a big thank you to all of you who post. I've been baking bread for a while, and I post pictures of my efforts on I'm interested in communicating with anyone, especially people in the Cheshire area to talk all things bread and  techniques.


ananda's picture

Welcome along JoArmstrong,

Lots of UK bloggers to be found here on TFL who are UK-based.

I'm further north than you, in Northumberland.

Best wishes


JoArmstrong's picture

Thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to hanging around here.


kph1956's picture

Hola Jo

I actually live in Spain but originate from Sandbach. We have a caravan near Knutsford which we spend the summer at (it's too hot over here then) and some other times like xmas.

I've been baking bread for a number of years, trying different styles and techniques although I aways seem to revert to Richard Bertinet's method and recipies(with tweaks) from Crust & Dough. I see from your blog you spent a day at his school - sooo envious.

Where in Cheshire are you ?


lumos's picture

Welcome to TFL, Jo! 

Look forward to lots of bread-talks with you on the forum.

Greeting from the South East. :)


jemar's picture

I am interested to hear you live so near to me, I am just over the border from  Cheshire, in N.E. Wales.  The other coincidence is that I have also taken a day course with Richard Bertinet in breadmaking, a very enjoyable day it was too!  I make sourdough bread as well as other types of yeast baking, in fact I love all types of baking.  I will look forward to reading more of your exploits with bread making.

Ruralidle's picture

Hello JoArmstrong

I'm another graduate of the Bertnet Kitchen and although I don't live in Cheshire I am next door in Shropshire.  I also use mainly Shipton Mill flours but I have found a nice one from Little Salkeld watermill near Penrith.  Their 4 grain flour gives a good crust and flavour.  Have you thought about asking lumos if you can join the Get Together near Oxford next February?