The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hi from Michigan

Bigsee's picture

Hi from Michigan

Hi everyone

Been messing around with baking and want to start some serious artisan baking.  I am currently looking to make healthy bread, low fat, little added sugar, no egg yoke, lots of good protein and above all great crust and texture (is that all??).   I love what I see so far on this site-glad I found it.

EdY MI's picture

Welcome to TFL. Always good to have another Michigander on board. There is a wealth of information on artisan breads to be found here. Best wishes in your baking adventures.


arlo's picture

Hello from the heart (I suppose) of Michigan - Lansing! Seems there are a few Michiganders on here.

This site is a wealth of knowledge and I am sure if you pay close attention, your loaves will begin to demonstrate what TFL can do for you! :)

GLB's picture

Enjoy the site, there is a wealth of knowledge here. I'm from the Midland area and joined a few months ago. Sourdough!

mkelly27's picture

Hello, from around which all revolves, Clare, Mi. "Hub of the Universe"  Please poke around a bit and use the search function.

You'll find a wealth of information.



Frazestart's picture


I'm a new member,  who has been reading TFL for several weeks. Today I saw a question I could answer on the "professional" side, so I registered to do so. It was to no avail as it ended up telling me I didn't have access to the page. In case someone reading this does, I was trying to reply to the person looking for where to buy material for couches for a new bakery at reasonable prices.  If someone would like to relay the information to the original poster: This site has a number of options  in materials, i.e., untreated linen, treated linens and even a synthetic fabric that doesn't require ironing after washing: .

The prices don't look bad and, if outside Europe, you get to subtract the 19.6% tax. I have no idea of shipping charges...



golfermd's picture

Welcome to the forum. Originally from Jackson. Lot of great people from Michigan. What is really shocking is that my partner is also from Jackson. Both have been married, divorced, 2 children, been around the world, and meet here in the DC area. Go figure!


Frazestart's picture

Thanks for the welcome, Dan. I'm not from Michigan, I just accidentally hijacked this thread while trying to figure out how to make my first post.  I'm trying to do some bread baking again (I went through several bread-baking periods in decades past) and this group is being a great source of inspiration and information. I will mostly lurk but will chime in, whenever I have something useful to contribute.