The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hello from South Florida

ashptash's picture

Hello from South Florida

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.  My name is Ashlee, and I'm a young (22) amateur baker.   I've been really interested in breads and pastry for a long time, and I've dabbled in a few recipes, but this website has finally made me feel like it's absolutely something I can do without a lot of hullabaloo (or lots of it if I want to dedicate a day or so).  I'm just excited to have found a place to get tips on making my breads better and lots of people who give me courage to try new things even if I'm the only one who wants to eat it. 

I did some baking in high school (culinary arts program) and quite a bit more in college, but now having graduated and moving into the work force, I was afraid I wouldn't have the time to develop as an at-home baker now that I can't count on having 4 day weekends anymore.  I'm glad to see I was mistaken. 


Looking forward to learning from all of you.

StephenJ's picture

Glad to see that you are motivated to bake at home. As a South Floridian also,

(Weston) there is not much in the way of edible bread outside of home made.

As you gain expertise it will require less time to turn out a really great bread.

Good luck and keep us updated with your progress.


holds99's picture

Glad you have joined us.

Howard - St. Augustine, FL