June 5 – Something You Have Eaten
aka. Post 5 of Those 30 Posts in June Blog-Every-Day Posts
Yes, another bread-making post. Honestly, I’m at the point right now where if I suddenly found myself unemployed, I’d probably just go find a bakery to work at for a couple years.
Or, alternatively, if you somehow feel you want to venture fund a geek-themed bakery… uh, we should talk.
The bread has been improving. I’m not going to say it’s perfect bread, far from it. But I’ve got a good handle on the basic, fluffy sourdough-like loafs now, well enough that we haven’t actually bought bread from the store in a few weeks.
And I’m eating a lot of bread. Probably an unhealthy quantity, to be honest, but damn… even mediocre homemade bread is really, really good bread.
You’d think it’s just a matter of mixing ingredients and letting it do it’s thing, but as it turns out making a particular quality of loaf, with a particular flavour profile, matched against a consistency of texture and lightness, and finding that place where you can grill or toast it without it turning into a much of oatmeal-like goo, as it turns out, that’s harder than you’d think.
For me, at least. Self taught by web and textbook, trying to bake a loaf at a time in my spare time.
And no, really… “Brad’s Bakeshop” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?