Hello! I have lurked around here for a few weeks and joined this morning. I have baked bread for a number of years, all self taught (that goes for cooking and baking in general!) and have recently decided to dig a little deeper and learn to make better bread and food as well. Since the price of a culinary school is out of my reach, I'm hoping to glean as much as possible on making bread here and am visiting a few other 'culinary' forums to improve my meager skills!
First loaf of sourdough baguettes are in the oven now...just realised I didn't slash the tops...must read to see if and why it might be necessary....will eat bread anyways I am sure ;)