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amazonium

Am I the only one....

who, in spite of cooking all day (literally) yesterday at my daughter's house, couldn't wait to get home today after a two-hour drive and get her hands into some flour and yeast??? On the long drive home I envisioned kaiser rolls filled with leftover turkey, ham, dressing, and cranberry sauce. So guess what I have proofing? I am using my standby dinner roll recipe and just making them into kaiser-shaped buns- soft but crusty and substantial enough to stand up to a hearty filling. BTW, I wasn't sure that my home-made marshmallows would really be noticed on top of the sweet potato casserole, but they actually were! They melted more creamily and were by far more tasty than store-bought. Y'all should try them!


Amaz the tired but happy baker...


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rossnroller

I find myself planning around baking, or more often not planning well enough, yet pushing on with bread when I should retire to fight another day. As a result, I find myself juggling bread preparation while cooking dinner, and often through disorganisation and compulsive bread urges end up waiting around at 1 or 2am for a bulk proof to finish before shaping and retarding the dough in the fridge overnight... More and more frequently, I forgo tv or other recreational or relaxational pursuits after dinner to embark on another bread adventure. What is it about bread that grabs us so? Whatever it is, it ain't letting go and I don't care!

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amazonium

Glad to know that I am not alone!! I do the same thing- find myself baking or waiting for the final baking when I should be asleep. LOL! I think once the yeast gets into your system there is no turning back! Maybe it is the satisfaction we derive from getting a beautiful result- or a disaster at times- and there is always the next loaf of bread to try. I see someone's recipe on here and the beautiful pictures and I just HAVE to try it. I am a learner- I think that when we stop learning we start dying, eh?


Amaz


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breadinquito

and if someone else of the blog advises you to visit a psychiatric, please fix an appointment for me too!! Ok I was just kidding! I think that driving home and being eager of getting home to start a new loaf involves the 2 main ingredients of a bread: passion and soul! Happy baking from Quito. Paolo

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clazar123

It is an evolutionary adaptation that if they infect humans to bake bread, then they will survive and proliferate their species,even though they sacrifice themselves.It is a true symbiotic relationship.They proliferate and adapt and humans get bread,beer,kefir and yogurt.MMMMmmmmmm...!!!


I confess,I'm infected.I have numerous "daughter"cultures brewing in my refrigerator and countertop. Yeasties unite!

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rossnroller

Yes, and there's an evangelical element to this bread-baking thang - hmm, evangelical or vampiric? Whatever, I have to be careful not to blow friends away with enthusiasm, offering bread, which then progresses to suggestions that I adopt out my starter to them. Then there's the follow-up bread porn email with the hookline "all this could be yours...all you need is some starter, a bit of knowhow and a few good recipes, which I can provide any time...how about next time we get together I..." Well, no need to go on. You know how it is!

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amazonium

I am guilty of it. I tend to wax poetic (or so I think) when someone asks me about the bread I just baked. My daughter's BF has expressed an interest in bread-making (to her, not to me) and for Christmas I am going to buy him the necessary thingies to make a basic white loaf. One of my techno co-workers and I are thinking of making a video for him as well. Is this overkill??? This 'sickness' all started a little over 2 years ago when I stumbled across an article for no-knead bread. 300 pounds of flour later I am a true convert- lol. Does the fact that I had to start a blog just so I could keep up with my failures and successes put me over the edge? Nahhhhhhh.


Amaz


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