Breaking Bread

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Sitting down with some crusty bread and a glass of red wine is high on my list of things that center me. There is something satisfying about ripping the bread and topping with a wee bit of butter while sipping on a hearty class of vino. More…

Sitting down with some crusty bread and a glass of red wine is high on my list of things that center me. There is something satisfying about ripping the bread and topping with a wee bit of butter while sipping on a hearty class of vino.

Given how I feel about bread, I took Unit 21: Basics Baking & Bread very seriously. This unit had a massive amount of information to cover. To be honest, it could be broken up in to several units. And to be even more honest, if you look at the next several units including baking basics, bread, pastry, and chocolate, they look like the start of a really good Pastry course all on its own.

There were no graded assignments but I did remember to take some pictures of one of the practice recipes–an épi–which is a loaf of bread that has been specifically shaped to represent a stalk of wheat. Again, the ingredients were simple, the process enjoyable, and the results satisfying.

This bread was so much fun to make.

This bread was so much fun to make.

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