Spring has arrived! Finally! I had all but given up...
Just outside our porch steps, the first bulbs of spring have broken through and bloomed! They are such a welcome and happy sight. Blooms make me think of bread and bread makes me think of time. Time makes me think of process and process makes me think of how waiting for spring or making bread are both a process of waiting for the rise and fall of something. Flowers rise and blooms fall just like bread dough rises and then falls. See the parallel? I knew you would, Dear Reader.
Yesterday, I played in the kitchen and experimented with making Greek bread. I made a small change to a recipe I found for Lagana Bread at the 196flavors website. Lagana Bread is a type of Greek flatbread and I substituted maple sugar for white sugar in the recipe and the result is less sweet and more earthy, both of which I enjoy. Ever try that, Dear Reader? Substituting one ingredient in a recipe? Just one. Yeah, I thought you might.
Getting back to the rise and fall of bread making... I used the dough almost like a pizza dough for a cooking contest I will be entering soon and will be sharing the recipe soon as well. Stay tuned, you will be glad you did.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor