After reading 52 Loaves, by William Alexander, I decided to try my hand at baking bread for the family.Alexander urges all of us to bake bread with a wild yeast levain, otherwise known as a starter or sourdough. It's French so go with it. I did, and I'm very happy with the result.
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The whole process takes a while, but there are hours of slack time while chemical processes take place and families sleep.
It took about 1/2 hour last night, then about 2 hours of work today to make two really nice loaves.
The recipe will make 6 loaves, but then the title for this post would have to be "Eff You Atkins, I'll Dig You Up, Chop Your Head Off, Then Re-bury You Because I'm a Bread Eater, In Fact, I Eat Flour Right Out of the Bag So Sit and Spin!!" So I did some calculations on my cell phone and got it down to two ginormous loaves.
I promise a running post very soon with a giveaway contest that will make you drooool!
And there is some whispering of an upcoming open-water swim/triathlon with a boring runner and an Engineer. Stay tuned!