These are my books, these are my books on bread. There is probably that many more on baking, and they would include bread. But these are my books on just bread. All sorts of breads, yeast, quick, cold rise, quick rise and more I am sure.
I love books, collecting them, reading them and using them as a jump off point to go and have fun in the kitchen. I am not afraid to make a mistake in the kitchen, yes that can be costly; but I have found a mistake is usually edible. A tragedy is not, like mistaking salt for sugar, but a mistake is simply a mistake. Maybe it does not look like what you wanted, or it browned too much, or not enough.
These things are a part of cooking, because cooking food is not exact science.
Bread is a lot like that, it is not exact science. But the best part, it does not have to be. Maybe I like baking bread, because I love simple. And bread is simple. Take some water, yeast, salt and flour and you have bread.
How it looks has nothing to do with the fact that it is bread.
How it looks will be determined by a little experience, and the desire to bake beautiful bread.
But in the end, bread is bread. Beautiful bread is not tastier than simple bread. It cannot be, the ingredients are the same!
This brings us back to yesterday, everyone and anyone can bake bread. Simple, easy, pleasing, bread. From there if you desire, you can bake beautiful, simple, easy, pleasing, bread!
Fear not, this is fun stuff!
I use to bake all our bread, I liked the connection I had with our daily meals. I am lucky, because Honey is a bread guy. Dinner a little skimpy? Just add a slice or two of bread, and set the jam jar on the table along with the butter, and He is happy. I usually hear, "great dinner hon". If you are going to bake bread, it is fun to have a bread guy like my Honey. If on the other hand it is just you, bread is a wonderful thing to share. It will absolutely make someone's day. Bake for yourself, cut the loaf in half and share with a co-worker or neighbor. You will be a hero. Because bread it comfortable food, it warms the heart as well as filling the belly. This will be a fun adventure. And now...................
Time to get ready for work. But more importantly, the weekend is waiting, I will find it when my shift ends!
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