Countries and Ingredients
Anyone following my last couple of posts have understood I would be away for while. Well, I have not quite made it into hospital yet, but very soon.
Anyway, that is not why I am here. I left England to return to Sweden and instantly have seen how different countries shaped by their cultures have simple access to different foodstuffs and ingredients. Now I have lived in several countries around the world so this is not a massive surprise, but being back in Sweden really has opened my eyes to the availability of so many different flours and seeds for bread making than in the UK.
A typical UK shop has 4-6 different flours and seeds, but in Sweden we have 10-15, literally. From the whitest of white to the blackest of black and many whole grains and seeds to complement. I have also found 3 local mills with amazing organic flours milled and cheaply available. Now only if I was able to bake, sigh.
Anyway, my point/question is, What do you miss or have access to in your country that makes you happy/sad in your bread baking?
I hope to have some new bread to show off with my new favourite ingredients, but it will be a while
Take care everyone