I have been reading an anthology of Americas Best Travel Writing 2021. One of the essays was written by a guy who lived in France for five years, expecting to find work as a chef, was turned away because his training was Italian, and apprenticed with a bread baker. Makes me want to get out the flour, yeast, and the Kitchen Aid mixer and make bread. I have always been in a hurry, so I my bread never has the depth of flavor that a good slow rise creates. But it is good. I don't often bake bread. The bread I make has a short shelf life, a couple of days and it is past its prime. And we don't use it that fast. Or at least shouldn't.
Many of the anthologies stories this year are COVID related. The bread baker story was a delightful change of pace. Let's hope in a couple of years, travel writing returns to travel.
For anyone who noticed, I am late posting today. Truth be told, I overlooked creating a Friday post, and didn't notice until I got up this morning. Sorry, this is 6 hours and 42 minutes late posting.
I haven ever baked bread, well, I have once but it turned out to be less loaf and more dense brick. But man, the smell of fresh baked bread ....ReplyDelete
It would be fun to get together and bakeDelete
Those teddy bear loaves are so cute!ReplyDelete
I love those loaves!ReplyDelete
cute and tastyDelete
I have never had any luck with anything with yeast. I need to try again. I've watched enough Great British Baking shows to know that yeast isn't that difficult.ReplyDelete
I have had some success, and a few disasters, it can be funDelete
I don't have the patience for making bread - my other half loves doing it and it is, without doubt, very therapeutic and rewarding.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure about bread shaped as teddy bears though. I would feel awkward breaking off a leg to dip into my soup! It's bad enough with gingerbread men!
I think the bears are more decorative,Delete