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Success is so tasty...learning to make bread has been a blast!

BellaNY32's picture

Success is so tasty...learning to make bread has been a blast!

I started making bread three months ago. I began to notice that the bread I was buying at a local store was causing tummy troubles but I CANT LIVE with out bread. I purchased the Kind Arthur Bread book and began. A month into my journey I was frustrated because kneading my dough in my mixer was making a very dense bread. So I began to check this site and learned the Bertinet method and began using my hands. 

That was the missing ingredient. My breads are amazing now, crusty, fluffy, the crumb scrumptious I have done all white, wheat, sweet potato, baguette, fougasse, croissants, boules and more! Here are a few pic's of a newbie finding success in the middle of the boogie down Bronx!

I hope its not too much, but to me its insanely exciting! 


DavidEF's picture

Looks like you're off to an amazing start. It's good when your bread excites you. I'm getting hungry now looking at them! Excuse me while I go home and chow down on some of my own latest sourdough loaf...

Floydm's picture

Nice!  Amazing variety, too.  Thanks for sharing with us!

Mebake's picture

attractive collection of breads and croissants! 

welcome to this site! 


dabrownman's picture

killer!  Slap and folds helped my bread baking too!  Never use a mixer for bread anymore.  Now you are on your way only 10,000 more different breads to make :-)

Happy Baking

BellaNY32's picture

For sure, never ever will I use a mixer again. I'm going to try a hand at Challah and Bagels. We will see. Still haven't decided which recipe to use, I fuss too much and always end up doing my own thing. Lolz. 

Thanks so much for the encouraging words. One day soon I will try my hand at sourdough. Gotta get the starter, well started.