Baking here in NW Vermont
Howdy! My name is Sharon and I live with my husband and a variety of animals here on our homestead, about 8 miles from the Canadian border. Every year at this time I get the urge to bake and always wonder why I don't do it all year. Anyway, I made hamburger buns tonight and they came out really well. The cookbook the recipe came from is Small Breads by Bernard Clayton. Yesterday I bought some homemade English muffins, but they weren't authentic. I think that is what switched on my baking bug. Started looking through Small Breads for a recipe and then decided to make the hamburger buns. Now I'm off running. Tomorrow I will make English Muffins and Bagels, too. :-)
I'm fortunate in that I gather my own eggs, use butter that I make, know that raw milk needs to be scalded first, have honey from my own hive and can use a varitey of ingredients that I have grown myself or are grown within 10 miles from here.
Glad to find this site, the pictures are awesome and it is nice to find somebody who actually approaches bread baking from a logical point of view. If truth be told, I am a retired chef, but never did well baking. Recipes are suggestions, but baking is chemistry.
Hope to get to know you.