I invited friends for dinner tonight Friday, I promised them a roast tomato soup and fresh bread, and followed by a (home brew) guiness and steak pie with fesh veg from the garden. Anyway we had got to Friday morning and i couldnt see myself getting a chance to knock up a batch of bread at work so i decided to call at a relatively new sourdough bakery in South Fremantle The Wild Bakery on my way to work.
The bakery was open before 8.00am and as i parked the car and walked towards the doorway there was a waft of bread in the air, and could i detect the faint smell of slightly over baked bread a faint smell of burning any way as i got in the doorway there were a few different loaves to choose from, i chose the top shelf loaf which had caught a bit of colour but would be nice and crunchy with the soup
It was lovingly wrapped and taped and handed to me, i had a pocket full of change and was sorting the gold coins from the silver and asked the price, $12.00 was the reply which was about half as much again as i was expecting , Oh well perhaps i wont buy a danish for my 2 work colleagues after all. As luck would have it my trousers were being weighed down with coins so i had enough in small change and was still able to put a couple of dollars back. This had to be my most expensive loaf of bread ever purchased it will have to be good!
Once At work i took the loaf to fellow enthusiasts that usually benefit from the free loaves that i hand out from baking sessions,
We had 3 people that proposed a price of $8.00 which was in line with my thoughts.
I had to cut it and have a look and a small taste, verdict of my close colleauges not as good as mine, i will have to reserve my opinion till after dinner tonight.
Our dear friends Bob and Joan have just recently clocked up 49 years of marrige together. i have been able to find a wine that we enjoyed greatly in the past, a bottle of 2009 Mudgee Black Shiraz @ $25.00 for the toast , let us hope that this bread has similar qualities.
Fremantle has 2 x recently opened sourdough Bakeries another actually in the city which i briefly had a quick look at but will go and do a proper reconaissonce on it soon.
Just to finish a picture of our 2 cats Tiger and Jess named by the grand daughters, they have Garfield and the 4th brother another ginger cat Harold Holt is with the mother in law. IF we DO come back in another life come back as one of my wifes pets,
Brothers in arms showing contentment.
kind regards Derek