It’s Here!!!

I read cookbooks. I don’t just open to the index and pick out a recipe and head straight for it. Oh no. I love to read them from beginning to end. That way I can follow the author throughout the work. See how the chapters fit together and gain a better understanding of what the book has to offer. Otherwise I might as well just Google a recipe from a massive online database (which I do frequently, but it’s not the same as reading a book).

Rose Levy Beranbaum’s The Bread Bible is my newest acquisition. Some consider it to be a definitive work on the subject of bread. My New Year’s Resolution this year was to bake all my own bread. So far, except for one minor hamburger/hot dog roll slip up I’ve been entirely true to it. I have not bought 1 loaf of bread, stack of tortillas or sack of bagels since December.

However, my motivation is seriously starting to slip (see hamburger bun incident), and when I saw this book on a shelf at a friend’s house I knew it was just the thing to get me excited about bread baking again. Thanks to Amazon Prime, two short days later I have my very own copy. I’ve been reading from the beginning and I can’t wait to dive in to baking.

I like to take on impossible challenges. So here’s the plan, I am going to bake through this huge book. She starts off easy with quick breads and small yeast breads before getting into flatbreads, rolls, artisan breads, sourdough and brioche.

I can’t wait to begin a journey through this book, and I know that I will come out the other side a better baker, and I’d love to share that journey with all of you through this site.

Ready to bake?

 

 

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Comments

  1. ddd,
    have fun and good luck on your baking adventure.
    does your boyfriend know how lucky he is?
    i hope i don’t gain weight from your delicious photos!
    ilym, mom

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