I'm part way through my exam week right now, but have written the more difficult ones (communicable disease, toxicology, food hygiene - though food hygiene is not so difficult) and now have just one left (human relations)! So I thought I'd take a bit of a break and have been baking and starting to catch up on blogs. And speaking of blogs, I have something most exciting to share. My brother and I have started a blog together! Not just any blog, but a bread blog called Sibling Bakery where we've chosen to work our way through Secrets of a Jewish Baker: Recipes for 125 Breads from Around the World. (I was lucky and picked it up from a booksale for $2! More than worth it.) Both my brother and I wanted to bake more bread so thought it would be a good way to motivate ourselves and it would be fun to do it together.
Portuguese corn bread (broa) after proofing, before baking.
As many of you know, I love love love baking. But I was always scared of bread, specifically the kneading part of it. I had no idea what to do, when to add flour, what was too much. I would just stick it in my Kitchenaid mixer and hope it all worked out, then get upset when it was too sticky. Well after making a few breads out of the book, I'm feeling a lot better about bread. I'm enjoying kneading! I'm constantly eager to make the next loaf, and bugging my brother to see if he's made his loaf yet. So please come and say hello at Sibling Bakery!