As I haven’t participated in the meme before, I stopped by to see what the general topic of conversation was.
There are a whole variety of culinary links there, but Beth has chosen to write about bread, which I happen to love.
By coincidence I have a book near the top of my ‘list for sale’ pile, titled “Bread – River Cottage Handbook No.3”, by Daniel Stevens, introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
“A thoroughly practical guide to baking bread of all shapes and sizes at home. Seasonal, Local, Organic, Wild – take the Slow Road to River Cottage with this, the third in a series of essential books about food and the great outdoors”
Just flicking through the pages, the book is a comprehensive guide for the complete novice bread maker, it’s chapter’s include:- Why Bake Bread?;- Getting Started;- Bread Making Step By Step;- The Basic Bread Recipe;- Beyond The Basic Loaf;- Bread Made With Wild Yeast;- Bread Made Without Yeast;- Buns, Biscuits And Batter Breads.
What else could you need to know? It’s a great book, with easy to follow instructions and loads of clear, mouth watering, colour plates.
As I say, I love bread of any description, but it something that I rarely buy, as it would disappear too quickly, only to be replaced by all those lovely calories.
Who can resist the smell of freshly baked bread?
I can remember well, when my two nieces were young, that the first stop for their parents, when supermarket shopping, was the fresh bread counter. They would pick up two French Sticks, one for the household shop and one for the girls to eat, on their way round the store. By the time, they arrrived at the checkout, there would just be the empty bread wrapper, to scan!