The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hi! Longtime reader but newly registered

ErinElizabeth's picture

Hi! Longtime reader but newly registered

Hi! My name is Erin and I love to bake. My favorite things to bake are sweets but I spent 6 months working in an old fashioned Italian bakery and there I developed a love for bread. We baked everything in a wood fired oven that got lit every afternoon then swept out and the bread was baked overnight. I was mostly the mixer so I really got my hands in the dough but I also got to do some baking and shaping. A change in family situation required a move and I had to leave but the dough stuck and I eventually stumbled across a website that told me I could achieve the same beautiful breads in my own regular oven! I was skeptical but I figured it was worth a shot and I've been hanging around here ever since. I have found so many wonderful recipes and so much inspiration here. I'm excited to come and start contributing myself!

jcking's picture

Welcome Erin,

Once the dough sticks to your fingers, your stuck :-)


loydb's picture

Welcome aboard, always nice to see a lurker de-lurk.