The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hello & Thank you

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yeasty-loaf

Hello & Thank you

Hello everyone,

Just a few lines to say thank you for sharing your knowledge on this great site and to introduce myself.
My name is Kris I'm 33 and I hail from Essex, England.
I have recently rediscovered the glory of bread baking after a few years suffering 'mass-produced'. I have again fallen in love & become addicted to the feel of the dough the relaxing rhythm of kneading and the sheer excitement of waiting for the first taste of the home-made loaf.


I'm a bit out of practice but am pleased with my first effort, although I have a lot of room for improvement which gives me the perfect excuse to bake under the guise of 'practice'.
I hope to give sourdough a real go this time round as I never really experimented with it before and am currently cultivating my starter fondly known as 'Susie'. I'm sure as I explore the sourdough experience I will find your knowledge invaluable.

I look forward to getting to know you all and your breads and learning.

Cheerio for now,

Kris

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dabrownman

Happy baking with so many others from the UK!

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Floydm

Welcome Kris!

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yeasty-loaf

What a nice warm welcome, cheers guys! :)

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aptk

And greetings from the Interior of Alaska! I love seeing the breads and hearing from bread bakers the world over on this site. I also keep a sourdough starter going all the time, but I'd never thought to give it a name! Thanks for passing on the idea, I will do it!

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yeasty-loaf

Wow Alaska, it's great meeting fellow bakers from so far afield.  Be sure to let me know what you name your starter. 

I look forward to seeing some of the amazing breads you to-be-named starter makes. 

cheerio for now,

Kris

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dabrownman

baking from Arizona.

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yeasty-loaf

Hi dabrown, pleased to meet you. :)

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aptk

I have named my starter Bubbles. She is currently sitting in the fridge.

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yeasty-loaf

What a cool name. Hope you and bubbles make lots of tasty bread together. Susie is coming along now and is almost ready for the first loaf. 

Warm regards,

Kris