Hello from Northern Maine
I am very excited to have stumbled on this website! Since I found it, I have been baking up a storm! Not that the neighbors are complaining since I usually wander down the road with bread to give away.
I bought The Bread Maker's Apprentice about a year ago and I have been playing with the recipes on and off. I am hoping to get some advice and support on this website for my forays into bread baking.
I am a home baker and hope to learn how to use the proper techniques to develop good bread at home. I live in the Northern wilds of Maine and I do not have access to an artisan bakery. In fact, I am lucky to have access to KA bread flour.
I am still learning to navigate the site but I love the fact that it is loaded with so many wonderful photos. I hope to find tips for the home baker who does not have access to wood-fired or professional ovens.
Right now I have some pizza dough in the fridge made from a sourdough starter. I found the recipe on this site and I am looking forward to giving it a try tomorrow!