Do you remember being a kid, running inside after a hard day at play, and being greeted by the comforting, delicious smell of freshly baked bread? My mom would let me stand over her bread machine and watch as the pasty dough transformed itself into a golden brown loaf, just begging to be covered in softened butter.
The Wild Yeast Blog recaptures all the culinary joy of those bygone days, with easy-to-follow instructions and mouthwatering pictures to guide your way. The author, Susan, began her love affair with bread after a short baking class in 2006. From there, she moved on to the San Francisco Baking Institute and then to developing her own very popular blog for others who love baking or simply love bread.
Susan shares links to the books she uses, recent items she has baked, all-time favorites, and links that offer help for those who may not be naturals in the kitchen.
If you still find yourself needing motivation to steer clear of store-bought bread, just remember that you’ll be in control of every ingredient that goes into it. Love garlic? Add a bunch! Hate raisins? Steer clear. Not a fan of chemical bleaching agents, the very same that make certain manufactured white breads so white? Keep them away from your homemade bread! Susan often recommends using organic flour. Whether you’re doing it for your health or the planet, buying organic sends a message to large agribusinesses that you care about the quality of the ingredients in your food.
Read more about some of our adventures baking bread. Have fun in the kitchen!