The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Just Saying Hi

bbqnpizza's picture

Just Saying Hi

Hey all, thanks for this informative forum, I'm new to baking bread and looking for helpful info.  Started a few weeks ago with a Westbend Breadmaker and encouraging results.  Like many, I need to cut costs and intend to make bread items instead of buy from the grocery store.  I have had my DIY pizza periods, thus the aka.

I have always wanted to bake bread, but not owning a Stand mixer has been the primary reason I hesitated.  We had the westbend as a gift, significant other used one time and decided to make bread not her thing, so storage.  6 years later lol, decided to give a try.  

So progressed from allowing the breadmaker do all processes to removing the dough before the last rise and using a regular loaf pan to bake in the oven.  Great results...

Have discovered NO Knead bread, so don't need a stand mixer and tried no-knead pizza dough which was GREAT.

So have a lot to learn... again thank you for this forum

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Lechem (not verified)

You have found a great forum. Looking forward to sharing recipes and ideas. Would love to see your no knead recipe and final loaf.

- Abe

NeilM's picture

Welcome to the Forum !!

gwschenk's picture

This is a great forum, you'll find lots of help here, and encouragement.

I don't have a stand mixer, either. I like kneading by hand, it's a great learning experience feeling the dough change as you work it.