Q & A with Dan Lepard on The Guardian.uk
Dan Lepard  is doing a Christmas baking Q&A session on the The Guardian.uk website tomorrow . Any questions you post today or up until noon Pacific time tomorrow he'll try to answer. Dan knows cakes and pastries as well as bread.
For anyone unfamiliar with Dan, he is one of the leading figures in the artisan bread revival in the UK. His book The Handmade Loaf was released in the US this year with a title change: The Art of Handmade Bread . It is an excellent book.