The Fresh Loaf

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A lurker appears

peauters's picture

A lurker appears

I've been lurking for a while, reading and digesting and I've been struck by how awesome the community is here and so I decided to start chronicling my new bread adventures.

My current bakes over the last couple of weeks have been:

  • The loaf from lesson one - this went down well with the missus, warm with butter.
  • Zolablues Cinnamon Rolls - These were amazing. Shared with a few friends. Didn't last 2 days!
  • Pretzels - These were ok, I definitely need to work on them
  • A couple of batches of Poolosh Baggettes from BBA, but shaped into smaller rolls. - These have been my lunch for the last couple of weeks. Awesome!
The current plan is to bake bread for my lunch, so I can enjoy some tasty rolls instead of dull shop board sandwiches!
I've started a couple of sourdough starters, which seem to be stumbling a bit. But hopefully they'll pick up soon so I can start one some sourdough rolls!
Anyway, Hi all! Hopefully I'll have some pictures in my next post.




linder's picture


Welcome to TFL.  You might want to try out some ciabatta shaped into rolls.  It's a high hydration dough but Jason's formula is popular -

Happy Baking


peauters's picture

That looks greatly good. I don't have a mixer so it will be pure at power for me! 



dabrownman's picture

Lunch is the most important meal of the day and deserves good bread to make a decent sandwich.  Welcome!

Happy baking