Hello from a newcomer
I started being interested in baking bread less than a year ago. I don't know exactly why the inspiration came to me to start baking, but I am now hooked on it! The magic of creating bread, such a wonderful, tasty and versatile product, from a few simple ingredients will never cease to amaze me.
I don't bake very frequently as I have to travel abroad about twice a month, but I mostly try to bake once a week when I am at home, especially during the weekends. I have stocked myself with many books on the subject, but most of my efforts to date have concentrated on a small number of recipes. I actually found this site through a mention about it in one of the books that I read. Browsing The Fresh Loaf website is a very pleasant way to spend some long hours in airport lounges whenever I get the opportunity!
I have a number of very basic questions to ask, which I shall hopefully make in the appropriate forums. I think that my questions generally arise because of information overload and I trust that the experienced members of this Forum will be able to help me out.