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DC-area breadmaker is lonely for fellow enthusiasts

108 breads's picture
108 breads

DC-area breadmaker is lonely for fellow enthusiasts

I am on bread #20 of a 108-bread quest. My victories and abysmal failures are chronicled in 108 breads. Have two beautiful starters (I started myself), a danish whisk, a la cloche and a digital scale. Fret about working bread making into a schedule that includes full-time office work. (Am willing to occasionally work at home and share results with the office.)

Really would like to meet and consult with other breadmakers in the Washington, DC, area, particularly Takoma Park and Silver Spring. The Boston meetup discussed in this forum set me to thinking.

Are there other bread folks nearby? Willing to discuss kneading vs. no-knead? Talk bread books and recipes?

Pop N Fresh's picture
Pop N Fresh

I would love to get together and bake in my WFO.  Check out our group @ http://www.meetup.com/The-Chesapeake-Wood-Oven-Enthusiasts/

Robert

108 breads's picture
108 breads

I have been making no-knead doughs or doughs that just call for stretch and folds. Is there any reason to knead? Do those breads come out lighter?

I am also looking for a breadmaking class, especially something that covers sourdoughs and whole grain breads. I have not been able to find anything in the DC area. Lots of cooking possibilities, but not breads particularly.

Also thought it would be fun to get together with some fellow bread people in the area.

dsadowsk's picture
dsadowsk

I am fortunate to be taking the King Arthur whole grains baking course this summer. From everything I hear, it will be wonderful.

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BellesAZ

Hey all,

I saw your post and wanted to just let you know that there is an online website for people in major metro areas called MeetUp.com.  It brings together people of all interests and each group schedules get togethers or in your case, baking related gatherings.  Just go into the site, free to join and search in your area for things related to baking. 

You'd be surprised what you find.  Knitters, dog fanciers, even people who ride motorcycles.  Tons of fun.

Here is the website:  http://www.meetup.com

 

Good luck!

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dsadowsk

none of which are in the DC area.

I also would be interested in a DC/Baltimore bread baking meetup. I'm in Columbia, MD, so would expect to travel a few miles to meet others.