Starting Something New

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I’ve made bread many times in my life. I enjoy the rhythm of kneading dough and the precision in measuring. I like to watch the yeast bubble in the warm water and then peek at my dough rising under a dish cloth. I’ve turned to quickbread when I don’t have the time for a traditional bread, or I want something sweeter or smaller.

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I have made muffins, rolls, dessert breads, breakfast breads and dinner breads. I’ve made baguettes and no knead bread. I have never, however, made a bread from a starter.

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Last night, following the advice of this lady, I mixed a little flour, water, yeast and salt. I’m hoping something amazing is happening in my fridge while I’ve been at work. Tonight I’ll see what the starter will bring.

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I’ve heard that it does wonders for the flavor and crust of the bread. Not to mention, it is incredibly easy. I’m hoping for a little magic; or at least a good loaf of bread!

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4 responses to “Starting Something New”

  1. ikon Avatar

    this is sooooo cute, i love your story!!! and your cartoon is so creative! i am very impressed 🙂
    However, I don’t have the patience to make either of the bread maybe I can be one of the judges and have you send me a slice or two?

    1. breadandbeta Avatar

      Not sure how well bread will ship. Maybe you’ll have to come visit to give it a try?

  2. Cait Avatar

    I love your blog Pia!!!!!!!!!

  3. Brandon Avatar

    I love the round starter! Adorable!