When some ask Why? I ask Why Not?

As I loved along on my natural bread journey, I realised natural bread is like an onion. There are so many layers to it. Better than an onion; the delights keep coming… With the discovery that bread does not have to be made with commercial yeast, I wanted to know why. And why this global interest in sourdoughs. Granted, our…

Fascination with Natural Bread

Bread was just bread. Sweet buns. Baguettes. Sandwich loaves. Savoury breads. Nothing fascinating.   Until out of curiousity I went for a bread making class to try my hand at holey moley breads. the type that when you show others your crumb, all the “oooos” and “ahhhhs” are heard. And I found myself saying the “oooos” and “ahhhhs” myself. Not…

Start of the Journey

I wouldn’t say now is the beginning. The beginning was probably in 2013, when I watched Mark Bitman on TV for the first time. And googled his recipe for Dutch Oven bread. And bought the book “Artisan bread in 5 Minutes a Day”. Back then it was so easy (it still is). Flour, water, salt, yeast. Put them together, and…