The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hi from Northern California, home of the San Francisco Sourdough!

LadyBreadHead's picture

Hi from Northern California, home of the San Francisco Sourdough!

Hi Fresh Loaf community,

I've been a lurker for the last 5 months that I've been baking bread at home, and I decided to finally join. I've learned a lot from occassionally lurking, and I hope I can learn and contribute to the community. Now that I've tasked myself with making fresh 100% whole wheat bread, I need help! I'm a pretty big health nut and I haven't eaten white flour in yeeeeears until I started baking my own bread, but it's time to learn some healthy recipes that I can feel good about sharing with my family. 

As for what I can contribute, I've worked long and hard to reach an artisan-level sourdough, which is working like clock-work for me. I have a good darn dutch crunch topping, too. 

Can't wait to get started!


baybakin's picture

Hello and welcome from Oakland!

If you're willing to drop a bit of cash for a good bread resource with 100% whole wheat breads, you should check out the Reinhart book "Whole Grain Breads"

Enjoy your stay!

dabrownman's picture

we like whole grain breads a lot but SFSD requires some white flour, even though it supposedly isn't as healthy for you.  I hear a little ice cream doesn't hurt now and again either :-)

Happy Baking in the Land of Sourdough!

xanthia's picture

Hi and welcome from San Mateo. I've been lurking for eons and just decided to get an account myself! I look forward to seeing some of your whole wheat work. 

LadyBreadHead's picture

Hi everyone, thanks for the welcomes! 

Xanthia, I'm actually posting to a thread right now about my first ever whole wheat sourdough.... it's in the oven right now, I'm so excited! I'll see you on the forums,