I’ve fallen in love with yeast. No, I don’t have some weird yeast-eating disorder but I just love experimenting with it, cooking and baking. Believe me, the happiness you feel looking at a well fermented piece of dough is irreplaceable!
So here is my Nth project idea for self: A Bread a Week. For a month.
Once a week because Number 1. I don’t want to overdo it and Number 2. Well, I don’t want to go bankrupt.
To kick start the next month, I made rosemary and garlic infused Focaccia, an Italian flat-bread eaten as a starter with olive oil or a dip and as a main course accompaniment, often with pasta. Focaccia is a very eclectic bread, often stuffed with vegetables, meat or herbs and topped with cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano and different kinds of Mozzarella.
As always, I don’t have a picture of my experiment since it was gobbled up hungrily with some sweet onion dip an hour ago. Talk about hunger pangs!
I’ve already made plans for the next few weeks. Its going to be the very French Baguette next. Then we will revisit Italia with Ciabatta, my most favorite of all breads, only overtaken by our very own Indian Naan which has been scheduled for my fourth and final week.
Burn a few, I may but at the end of each week, I am hoping to spread my kitchen with the beautiful fragrance of freshly baked bread. Mmmmm…