Taking up bread baking :)
What a treat to find this site! I actually stumbled upon it while doing some research on using wooden bowls for making bread. My grandmother made some of the most amazing bread and her most treasured item were her wood trenchers to mix and rise the dough in. I was surprised to find that many bread makers do not use wood bowls and even more surprised to find so little for sale that also were not works of art with a matching price tag. I found a Native American website that has some lovely handmade unfinished trenchers and some great advice on how to cure the bowls from a 2009 thread on this forum! I am also part of a local artisan bread baking group on Facebook so that helps with finding items locally--like oo flour--really O_o? I am a baker, but plan to step it up a notch ;) and am so delighted by the "challenge" and wealth of information I have found here.
Hope to chat with you all later and will post pictures of my wooden bowls when I get them.