The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

gasp

Floydm's picture
Floydm

gasp

I didn't bake this weekend. I made waffles and pancakes, but that isn't really baking, is it?

I baked last weekend, both a sourdough and a poolish bread, but I've been swamped. Work is busy and I'm doing some freelancing on the side, I'm taking a Spanish class, and I've really gotten sucked in to rereading The Iliad. Twisted, eh?

Probably the most bread-like thing I did this weekend was watch The Tick vs. The Breadmaster. If you have broadband and twenty minutes to kill, it is an amusing cartoon.

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a used copy of Dan Lepard's The Handmade Loaf from a bookseller in Ipswich. I'm hoping it'll get here soon and that it'll kick me into the baking mood again.

Comments

Nancy's picture
Nancy

Floyd--just what I wanted to hear about! I've developed a hankering for really good tortillas, and can't find a recipe that looks promising. Will you share yours?

Nancy H.
(I've just realized there are two of us signed in as Nancy, so I'll be Nancy H., since I'm the later-comer)

Floydm's picture
Floydm

I make corn tortillas. I just buy a bag of masa flour from the local tienda for 3 bucks and follow the instructions on the side of the bag. Nothing fancy, but when they are fresh they are wonderful!