The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Coming out of hiding...hi!

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hippygirl

Coming out of hiding...hi!

I actually joined a couple (?) of years ago, but I got side-tracked and had to put "getting serious" about learning to bake great bread on the back burner for a while, but I'm back at it now. :)

So far, I've been trying new methods/techniques such as stretch/fold, "french" kneading (you couldn't have paid me to believe that wet dough would come together w/o additional flour...but it did!), higher hydration doughs, using a poolish, baking in a dutch oven, etc. My skills are improving!

Anyway, I look forward to learning and (eventually) exchanging ideas with you all.

Have a wonderful evening!

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Danni3ll3

Be sure to post what you have been up to. We love pictures!

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Wild-Yeast

Hippygirl,

Welcome back. Treasure to my ears that you've learned to treat the dough gently while observing intently untwining the bread identity held within.

Wild-Yeast

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NeilM

Welcome to the Forum !

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hippygirl

Thanks for the welcome!

I have a loaf in the oven as I type...hoping it'll turn out as good as it smells (still trying to get a more open crumb)!!!