The Fresh Loaf

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Hi from San Jose, CA

Carrie_C's picture

Hi from San Jose, CA

Hi Everyone,

I've been lurking & getting good information from this site for a few days, and just baked my first sourdough today. I've been baking for several years now, but not the artisan-style breads. What got me started was the bread machine we received for Christmas, and getting the book, "Rustic European Breads for your Bread Machine". It's been a lot of fun & I'm interested in learning more.

Here's my first attempt - the bread kind of split & bulged out on the side, and the other side got a little too brown. It tasted great, though. Hopefully the more I bake these styles of breads, the better I'll get at it.

- Carrie

dmsnyder's picture

Hi, Carrie.

Welcome to TFL!

Your bread looks pretty darn good for a first sourdough hearth loaf. And it will only get better with experience.

Happy baking!


Carrie_C's picture

Thanks for the kind words David!

I've also been reading Peter Reinhart's book "The Bread Baker's Apprentice" as well. Looking forward to baking again next weekend - I'm thinking of throwing in some rosemary & olives, or maybe some asiago. :)