yesterday, in between running a few errands, studying, and watching movies… i made bread. the excitement i have at actually having made bread that is edible and not a solid rock is immense. i feel like annapurna and it feels good.
i started with a recipe from smitten kitchen – bread without a timetable. i followed it almost to the T…not. i changed the type of flour used, used bran instead of germ and used rice milk instead of milk and water…. what i did follow was the idea that time and temperature don’t matter; you can’t overknead by hand; just relax and let it go. and it turned out great:
i was so excited by my first success making a baguette style loaf that i immediately cracked open the joy of cooking and made two loaves of white bread. it was an entire day of thinking about bread – i finished the last two loaves around 10pm. and they are awesome.