The Fresh Loaf

A Community of Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts.


yozzause's picture


Hi everyone this is my first ever blog and introductory blog to the fresh loaf
I am 58 years old
I did my apprnticeship as a baker at Noonans Bakery in South Perth Western Australia, worked for 10 years in the trade but got out due the pressures of anti social hours and a young family as well as big bakeries taking over the trade closing down the local bakery.

Worked for 21 years as a government bus driver but got out when the labour side was hived of to private enterprise, stayed as a government employee working for Tafe, currently a supply officer, buying all the colleges requirements.
At tafe we have a hospitality section and the students have a small bakery attached to the main kitchen, from time to time i have been able to assist some of the chef lecturers with my bread skills.
I was able to get our building trades lecturers to have their student build a wood fired oven in the training restaurants forecourt.
The project had all the element that were required for the building apprentices seting out the foundations raising walls, pouring a reinforced concrete raft laying fire bricks , constructing arches, chimney, pouring insulating material, constructing roofing etc.
we now have a wood fired oven that will cook pizza and holds around 18 500g loaves (5kg flour mix) it's marvelous everything i could have hoped for, lights easy bakes to perfection.
I really want one at home and it is on my list of to do things. i have always maintained an interest in bread baking and find it quite therapeutic.
I am really enjoying the fresh loaf since i founs it and will post some pics soon. YOZZA


SylviaH's picture

Hello and Welcome to TFL.  Your writeup is great and sounds like you really enjoy baking.  Therapeutic seems to be the word for the day!

Sylvia in San Diego

dmsnyder's picture

It sounds like you have a talent for politics as well as baking! I think the way you created a "win-win" project of the WFO is stellar!

Welcome to TFL!


Marni's picture

Hi - I'm sure you'll have plenty to add to the conversations here.  Look forward to seeing some pictures - do you have any of that oven?



ehanner's picture

It sounds like the school is fortunate to have you nearby. You are an asset to the human race my friend. I look forward to getting to know you.


yozzause's picture

Many thanks for the kind and warm welcome,
i'm already enjoying myself and will get the camera fired up next week.

ques2008's picture

looking forward to your blog posts!

Shiao-Ping's picture

Hi Yozza

It's exciting to have you.  Welcome to the TFL.  I am fairly new myself, having joined the bread making blog two months ago.