I have been busy baking in the last few weeks, trying out some new recipies... but my only success have come from outside the sourdough arena. I'm blaming it on the weather. Read about it on my newest blog post, which is hosted on blogspot!
Right now, I'm over three weeks into a project about baking sourdough rye breads. I've been baking quite a bit, but sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of it all that's taking up space in the kitchen.
Last night, I had a dream where I finally went and bought a baking stone so I can make a really fine Ciabatta. Why is this cheating? I started this project because baking bread, especially I feel sourdough rye bread, is something that speaks more than taste to us. Sourdough rye is just as much about nourishing a community as it is about personal taste satisfaction.
In this blog post, I tease out why it is bread is so important--to more than just me--and include some videos that any online baker would fine compelling.
Do you love cooking shows? Ever noticed a difference in the way cooking shows present what it is to cook? Are they the Julia Child types that lightheartledly take hammers to meat and throw a little wine into the pot because "heck, it was already in my hand!" Or do they precisely measure things and triple-check for accuracy like on "America's Test Kitchen?"
Read about my thoughts on this dramatic stylistic choice and how it impacts bread baking in my lastest blog, hosted here:
I have been thinking all morning about what led me to bake bread, and I think it might be fun to share some stories and experiences about how we all came to this really rewarding activity. I think we all come to breads in a very personal and meaningful way, and I'd like to hear from you what it was like.
Here's the link to my blog where this post is hosted. Hope you don't mind my attempts at MS Paint illustration! Be kind--all I have is a touchpad!
Hello all you bakers with far more experience than I! I love this site for all your tips and notes. I have my own, which is more about the process and reflection from an amateur perspective. Hope you'll share your comments with me!