The Fresh Loaf

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Greetings and Salutations

katsachmet's picture

Greetings and Salutations

I am new to the here it goes.

I'm a 63 year old grandmother, who has been baking bread and bread products from scratch for many many years.  Just recently, I've aquired a passion to learn new and better techniques about the art. 

A few years ago, I had acquired an old (never used) kneading bowl (sold as a wooden salad bowl.  The person I acquired it from told me it was given to her mother as a wedding gift and that her mom had never used it. She herself had no clue what it really was, so used it for putting fruit in.  She liked the isosymetrical look).  I've oiled and proofed it since then so now it is usable for its true purpose.  So, then the true adventures began. 

For Christmas, last year, my mother gave me a 6 1/2 quart cast iron dutch oven (enamel finish on the inside), then proceeded to tell me what to do with it.  Aside from the wonderful meals, I started making sheepherder's bread.  Which as you may know, is really a lot of fun to make).  This triggered another need to learn more about the aromatic art of bread baking.

From here, the story, hopefully, will become more interesting as I gather more knowledge and useful pieces.

Here I am.

Humbily searching for more inspiration.


SylviaH's picture

I'm also a grandma (68) and love to bake.  You've come to the right place with plenty of inspiration.  I came here wanting to learn how to make a great pizza and it just took off from there.  

I loved you bowl story!  It will make a wonderful family heirloom.  Now you'll be able to teach your grandkids how to make bread and pass down the bowl.


Yerffej's picture

Hi Kat,

Welcome, you have come to the right place.  Enjoy the ride.