Thursday, February 13, 2014

Back in the saddle

It's been a long time - far, far too long - since I've baked a loaf of bread. My starter was sitting in the fridge and needed to be refreshed, but I was absolutely itching to get my hands in some dough, so I decided to use instant yeast and forgo my usual overnight fermentation. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed with the results.
I remembered why I love baking bread so much. Its comforting warmth and that intoxicating aroma made me wish I could just crawl inside and live in there. Standing there holding that fresh loaf, I imagined that this must be how people feel about babies - they're warm, they smell good, and you can't help but marvel at the fact that you created them.
And it tasted good too.

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