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As I mentioned in the previous post (and I really can’t say it enough), I’m ecstatic! And I think you can see why. Just look at those beautiful loaves of bread!
I do know that people have been capturing wild yeast for zillions of years. And they have been making bread with it for just as long. It’s not as if I’ve re-invented the wheel but but… this is just the most amazing thing!!
I have this urge to race down to make more bread NOW.
Because this bread is the best thing since, well… umm… sliced bread! You wouldn’t believe the smell as the bread baked. It was the smell that I’ve been wishing for whenever I bake bread. And the flavour is wonderful – just a tiny hint of sourness.
We ate ALL of one loaf last night. We just couldn’t stop ourselves.
T made the most wonderful tomato sauce (I’ll write that up soon too; really I will.) I was going to post about that sauce for WTSIM…#6 but I have missed Andrew’s (Spittoon Extra) ridiculously early deadline**. (I don’t think he was at all taking into account that without wild yeast bread to have with the tomato sauce, I couldn’t possibly make that deadline! And of course, everything is about me me me….)
Did I mention that the dinner was stellar?
I’ll try to get photo essays and recipes for both the tomato sauce and wild yeast bread done soon. Not to mention figure out how to use this fabulous starter for all my bread so I never have to buy a bottle of active dry yeast again. Wouldn’t THAT be amazing?
edit a few moments later:
**Newsflash!! Andrew (Spittoon Extra) has extended the WTSIM…#7 deadline! Maybe I’ll manage to get my entry posted on time after all!! Thanks Andrew!