Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hello. Long time. Is this still on?

Today this bread was baked in the oven. I baked it while avoiding my social media feeds. It didn't show much promise during the slow rise, but its metamorphosis in the oven was magical. This lovely multi-grain sourdough loaf with dramatic upturned peaks has a light crispy skin that crackles when squeezed. It's so satisfying to cradle a warm loaf and listen to the response when pressure is applied. Pop pop pop! Steam escapes through those crevices in the top and a warm sweet sour smell of fermented wheat heats the inside of my nose. There is a slight waft of roasted sesame. A small moment of respite. Ah, Ok. Yes. Small victories.

Now back to the digital onslaught.

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