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My cultural project "Sourdough Bread Storytelling - The Romanian Traditional Village"

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Ana A. Negru

My cultural project "Sourdough Bread Storytelling - The Romanian Traditional Village"

Hi Everybody,

This is my second loaf that is part of my new project "Sourdough Bread Storytelling - The Romanian Traditional Village". It contains nettles and caraway. Two intense flavors, but they match surprisingly well! 

I scored the bread with "wolf tooth" - symbolizing house protection and "rozeta" - a solar symbol. Both symbols are very popular in some parts of Romania (for instance in Maramures), as they were used by local carvers for decorating the traditional wooden gates. Rozeta had many graphic variations, depending on the carver's imagination. The one I displayed is one of them.

 

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clazar123

A beautiful way to bring beauty to daily life! I hate to ask for a crumb shot but it looks intriguing.

How do you achieve the beautiful precision of that stencil? It is flour, I'm assuming? Do you use any liquid to "paste" the flour? Please explain how this is done.

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Ana A. Negru

Thank you! All that I use is flour and a simple sharp razor blade. No liquid.

 

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NeilM

Great looking Loaf :)

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Ana A. Negru

Thank you, Neil!

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Floydm

Beautiful.

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Ana A. Negru

Thank you!

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gwschenk

eating that. It's beautiful.

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Ana A. Negru

Same feeling here. :) But as I discovered that the nettles match so well with the caraway seeds, I move on. :)

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Bread1965

wow.. great looking bread!

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Ana A. Negru

Thank you very much for your kind words!

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gillpugh

I can't stencil, wish I could be pointed in the right direction. Your loaves are fab

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Ana A. Negru

Practice is the key. :)

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Lechem (not verified)

Lovely project and very artistic. 

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Ana A. Negru

Thank you very much for your appreciation!