Here is the thing...I am really fascinated with bread baking...I think I really love making bread but I am not that great at it. I am sort of easing my way into it.
Thanks to reading dozens of food blogs daily...I think I am actually getting to be a reasonably decent bread baker...
The best thing is that if the bread doesn't exactly do what I think it should do...or gets too brown or we don't like it...I toss it off the deck for the ducks and crows and everybody is happy!!!
I want to make bread that looks like this...so far that has not happened.
I also don't like touching the dough. I like using a food processor or KitchenAid mixer to do all of the kneading.
I have also learned that there are no miracles in bread making.
If it doesn't rise in the bowl...it won't rise in the oven...lol.
Also it's not good to let it rise in the laundry room on top of the dryer...out of sight...and forget about it until the following morning.
Also not good is putting the bowl of rising bread under a pretty dish towel in the sun room in the sun.
A cat just could step in it...Lucy's version of punching down the dough.
I love and have these bread books...I am thorough when it comes to my research!!!
I love making pizza, too.
There is something rewarding about working with dough...my mom was a master bread maker.
Can it be genetic?
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
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