Many times in my life, I’ve been in friends’ kitchens, baking something together, and I’ll see them nonchalantly use the same measuring cup to add both the flour and the water to a batter… and a little voice inside me starts shouting, “No!!! You’re doing it wrong! How could you possibly use a dry ingredient cup to add a wet ingredient?! That’s wroooooooong!” And a part of me clenches up, feels a tiny bit of pain, and generally manages to keep my mouth shut. Because: It. Doesn’t. Matter. Continue reading “Escapades in Bread Baking, Part III: Deciding to Play”
In somewhat typical pigheaded fashion, I have continued to push forward in my bread-baking endeavors… without doing much of anything different. And somehow succeeded in not screwing it up completely the second time around! Continue reading “Escapades in Bread Baking, Part II: Perseverance”
I can admit that as a person I’m often prone to biting off more than I can chew. Learning to run? I’ll run a marathon someday! Like going to college? Lemme go get a PhD! On a smaller scale, though, this manifests in things like what happened last week: want to learn to bake bread? Start with sourdough!