Hello From Abu-Dhabi
I'm not sure where my post will arrive as I can't quite understand how to post messages yet, this will come with practice I guess, just like bread making.Very new at making bread, I started last spring in France and had to stop when we were posted to Abu-Dhabi last December, thinking I wouldn't be able to make a starter as I tried to make some when visiting a friend in Doha where the climate is similar. Thanks to a friend who shared his starter with me I'm back on the bread trail. Yeap Yeap!!
After visiting a bookshop in Abu-Dhabi, I found "The Bread Baker's Apprentice" which opened a door or would I say, just like Alice in Wonderland, made me arrive in a new world of understanding what I was trying to do. Next step was to find Peter Reinhart on the web and here is the thefreshloaf website! Great, amazing, fantastic. Many Thanks to all the contributors (and a special thanks fto Ffloyd who guided me on "how to post on the forum", new at this too ahahha). This website fuelled me with some new energy and here I am with this post. Understanding what to aim for when making bread let me the confidence to try with the flours I find in Abu-dhabi, I'm still experimenting with all the flours I can put my hands on: Lulu flours, Waitrose, Carrefour, Al Baker... few indications on % of gluten or ash but the beauty of it is that the bread comes different each time until I'll have understood how they work.
Hello................are there any bread makers in the Emirates?