… to the backbone of family feasting.
Baking is magic. Real, tangible magic. Take some simple ingredients, mix them together, add some heat and you have (hopefully – we all have disasters) something that looks great, tastes amazing and satisfies your soul on numerous levels.
I bake when I’m happy, I bake when I’m sad. Baking and creating is my Prozac! I don’t often eat much of the finished food, it is the process that delights me, although given a plate of warm chocolate brownies I will disappear for a while …
Most recently I’ve discovered sourdough. From 3 initial ingredients you can end up with a never ending variety of savoury and sweet breads, cakes and pancakes. I started using Paul Hollywood’s recipes and they have been a brilliant success with my family of 4 hungry children. Tomorrow I will get a new starter going so you can how it develops and becomes the most magical kitchen ingredient I’ve found.