Hello from London
I'm new to the forum although I have been reading the posts on it for a little while.
I am really enjoying baking cakes, bread and also making soup, but I find bread the most satisfying and sometimes the most confusing too.
I am not a very experienced bread maker and only started a few months ago with one of those bread mixes you buy in the supermarket. As that turned out so well I decided to make my own bread from scratch and haven't bought any bread from the shops since October.
Mainly I bake plain white bread but I have also tried wholemeal, granary, spelt and rye. In fact I made my first sodabread with rye flour yesterday and it was my first real disaster as I followed the recipe on the packet which was just for rye flour, milk, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and oil. There were no instructions to knead the bread, just to mix it, shape it, leave it for 45 mins, then bake it. My other half said it looked more like a small bread roll than a loaf of bread and I think he was right!
Hoping I will get some ideas and inspiration on this forum and look forward to trying out some new recipes too.