Hello all from montreal
I am Eric, a 45 years old computer security professional who loves to do things himself with his own hands. Be it woodworking, knitting, cooking all kind of doughs, including of course bread. Making fresh pasta for lasagna is easy, fun and good but bread making is a whole other thing. It is becoming a passion. I love to experiment so I never make twice the same bread. In fac, I tend to barely measure my ingredients but I go more with the feeling of taste, odour, texture, warmth or cold, etc. Of course, I observe results and try to improve. I like cooking all kind of breads and there are just too many that I want to try, but for someone who loves to learn, bread is a perfect subject; everytime I do it, I learn something else.... :)
But the greatest pleasure I get from making bread is the pleasure it brings to my wife and kids. I get a better reaction by serving hot and fresh naan bread than from any christmas gift I ever came come up with, besides perhaps hand knitted cashmere socks. ;)
I hope to learn a lot from you and look forward to reading your loaf stories.