The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Short Time Lurker, Long Time Dreamer

The Skillet's picture
The Skillet

Short Time Lurker, Long Time Dreamer

Hello everyone, I figured its time to come out of the bread box :-)


I found this site a couple of months ago when I finally started to bake bread. I am a long time baker and cook. I love a challenge and when I start a new subject I try and immerse myself in it whole heartedly. I bought BBA prob back in 2002, Nancy Silvertons Bread book, CIA Baking, and had various other bread recipes in books. Made bagels a few times, some rolls and loaves and have been doing my own pizza for 15 years, but I knew if I was going to get into bread I had to give it the time it deserves. Well here I am, starting to become immersed in bread. I started a couple of sourdough cultures and got Ed Woods book and baked some very nice loaves. Last weekend I made the best bagels I have ever done. Like everything I do, it goes from hobby to obsession to ......   I think I am in the right place   ;-)

What I am amazed by more is the level of community and skills at TFL !! You are all amazing !! The help I have gotten without ever posting is a tale of how much the people in the community care about helping and sharing the right information. Thank you for sucking me in. :-) 

The Skillet



Jane Dough's picture
Jane Dough

Great intro.  I can certainly relate to everything you said.  My story is pretty much like yours and probably many many others here.  I have had more fun and more success with my bread baking since I started reading the posts here on The Fresh Loaf.

Anyway welcome and happy baking!

Heath's picture

Welcome, Skillet, it's nice to have you as part of the community.  You certainly sound as if you'll fit right in :-)