Hello From the great white north!
I am not so north that the whiteness is caused by snow, but it has been VERY foggy here the last couple weeks, so everything is in shades of white and grey, or at night, grey and darker grey. heh heh
I am on the west coast of Canada, and I have been helping my mom bake since I was tall enough to see over the table. Now that I have a family of my own, I will be teaching my children how to bake.
First off, my name is Magrat, not my real name of course, but it will do. I have 2 daughters and a wonderful husband for whom I do all this baking. The price of bread has gotten so high that I have given up on buying bread unless I have to for some unknown reason. There is no reason I can't make it here at home, and with better results.
Currently I am Making a loaf of Semolina sandwich bread. (yes, I got the recipe here! thanks, so far it looks and smells wonderful!) It is in the pan, rising at this time. It has a beautiful yellow colour. I thought of adding flax seed, but chose not to as I don't even know if I will like the recipe. lol Any thoughts? I am pretty positive it will taste great, but you never know for sure until you try it.
I have always wanted to learn how to make sourdough. Everytime I look for instructions, there are plenty recipes for the starter. My biggest question is, once I have the starter, what the heck do I do with it? My mom never really made the stuff, she mainly made plain white or brown bread, and sometimes cinnamon buns, or regular dinner rolls. However, each of these things uses the same bread dough recipe.
I like to ad more flavour to my cooking and baking. I love making onion vinegar bread. I will have to post the recipe with pictures. As soon as I get my camera working. :)