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Newbie from North Carolina, USA

Gentle One's picture
Gentle One

Newbie from North Carolina, USA

Hello, Wonderful Helpful People!

I'm a new bread baker (May I call myself a bread baker even though there's only two kinds of non-sourdough yeast breads I've become fairly good at making?) in North Carolina, and though I've made a couple of posts before, I've never introduced myself.

I've been lurking on TFL for quite a while, because this is a wonderful community.  I've killed a couple of sourdough starters over the years, and made only one fairly good sourdough loaf.  I need to do a lot more practice on sourdough, and hope to in the coming months and years.

I've learned a lot reading posts here, and just want to say thank you to everyone who has posted.  Don't have any particular questions now, but as I work on my skills and especially my sourdough attempts, I'll have a boatload of them.

I'm getting into first tax season just now, so I may not post much until later in the year.

May your bread always rise to the occasion!

Ford's picture

Welcome!  I, too, live in NC, Raleigh to be specific.  I suggest you look up the Pineapple Juice Solution in the Search box for a good starter information, also Mike Avery's Sourdough web site (}.  Remember sourdough takes a lot of patience!


Arjon's picture

No one can tell you that you have to expand your repertoire, bake more often, etc. except you. 

bob13's picture

     I'm in the southern outerbanks, love to try to make bread.  Sometimes better than others but almost all of them are eaten.  Never a bad loaf, just some of tem better than others.  Enjoy and don't stop trying.

gerryp123's picture




Baking bread in Western NC

Just baked my first SD boule (see pix).  Good crust, good crumb, good eating.

Now that starter is finally working, more to come.