Life in bread ...
It's Sunday today and it is the only day of the week where I get to wake after the sun has risen. All other days I am up at 2:45am and loading sourdough into the oven 40mins later. I love the rhythm of this profession. I am keenly aware of the seasons and from the moment I wake I am thinking ahead of not only the day but also the week ahead. It is wonderful to be working and have so much satisfaction in the joy of creation.
So today with the sun shining after a week of drizzly rain Nat and I have enjoyed our breakfast together and I feel like I should share some photos of what I have been up to in the bakery. Instagram is my choice of photo sharing at the moment. It is fast, convenient and I can use my flour coated iPad—which I also use for my production formulas—to take some pretty nice photos. Being able to connect with bakers and creators all over the world is also a bonus. My username is @pipsbread ... pop by and say hi :)
I am always working hard on finding improvements in the bread and efficiencies in my workflow. My bread production is still in its early days but I am receiving positive feedback and have made some fantastic and productive relationships with suppliers and producers. 2014 should be an exciting year.
A local online magazine has also run a small interview with me if you want to have a further look into my world :)
My best wishes to all at the freshloaf. I am lurking here almost everyday quickly having a look at what is happening in the world of bread. Always inspiration to be found.
Happy baking everyone