Please allow me to introduce myself ...
I'm Jacques from Belgium.
I started homebrewing in ... 1987, of course homebrewing and bread baking go hand in hand but I produced my first loaf just 3years ago.
I decided to join The Fresh Loaf forum because I'm impressed by the high quality content of the posts..
I own just 1 baking book "artisans bread every day" where I discovered the dough cold fermentation technique. Beer cold fermentation has been known from centuries: ales = warm fermented beer ( around 20° C ) , lager cold fermented (around 8 °C ).
My favorite bread recipe: Lean bread baked in dutch oven.
As a belgian I like to bake traditional spéculoos cookies and waffles.