The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


oldskoolbaker's picture


I'm a 65 year old guy, a retired baker with 50 years on the bench who still makes my own bread, cakes, cookies, etc. I've made my share of mistakes and been around the block a few times. I've done every job in a bakery including pastries and decorating. The sign of a good baker is consistent product and the ability to fix things when they horribly wrong. I enjoy reading the posts in the forums

leslieruf's picture

look forward to seeing some of your bakes.


Dulcilo's picture

I am about the same age but just starting out on my bread journey. I'm sure I could learn a lot from you. As an amateur trying to learn from books and videos, the hardest part is shaping and scoring.