Hello from Ohio
Hi there--I just realized I ought to introduce myself, and hey, here's a forum for doing so. :) I'm Jenny, from Ohio. I tried baking bread in my teenage years (my brother was fond of the cinnamon-swirl bread I made once, even though I substituted water for milk) but only recently got back into it. I'm not sure why...possibly starting to garden had something to do with it, or maybe I just felt I needed yet another hobby?
Anyway, I have a two-month-old sourdough starter in the fridge that I've been using every week or two weeks. I made two kinds of rolls for this past Thanksgiving (one was the buttermilk cluster, which I thought came out too heavy but other people loved) and cinnamon rolls for Christmas (which I want to improve on over the next year). I'm working on perfecting a garlic-rosemary sourdough, and my husband and I recently got interested in homemade pizza, so I'm going to do a pizza crust experimental extravaganza soon--test batches of six different recipes and blind tasters [my in-laws].
I've been reading the site for a while and have lifted a few of the recipes already. Floyd's lessons were part of what spurred me into bread making again, and I've really been enjoying reading along--and I hope I'll have a little to contribute, too. Hi everyone!