The Fresh Loaf

A Community of Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts.

Hello from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Keleigh's picture

Hello from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

I’ve been a voyeur of this site for a bit and am so impressed with both the knowledge and willingness to share by all the contributors. Glad I found you all. 


A little about me. For years I would make bread occasionally and, in my opinion, not very well. Everything changed when I purchased a Komo mill and ordered some berries. For baking I use Emile Henry cloches with great success (love the soft crumb). We haven’t picked up store bought bread for years now. Right now I am trying to reduce/eliminate using store bought flour in my breads. My current choice of wheat is the Turkey Red - fabulous aroma and flavor. It’s a wonderful and healthy obsession that I like to share with my friends and neighbors. 

HeiHei29er's picture

Welcome and thanks for posting!  Would love to see some of your breads if you feel like sharing at some point.

I hear you the fresh milled grain and use of Turkey Red.  I've just started using a new blend of wheat berries for my fresh milled WW, and Turkey Red is in that blend!