Friday, September 26, 2008

Week One: Baguettes

I'm excited. I decided that I loved baking so much that I would get an education in it. 

This week has been my first week. It's been a tentative week; waking up early does that to you, but a really fulfilling week at the same time. 

I have finally been given permission to love food. Seriously love it. To smell, to dip fingers in the sour tasting levain and taste it, to know w
hat the hell a poolish is. 

I'm slow to start, to volunteer to do things, but I'm loving it. Today (and yesterday) we made these gorgeous (not perfect) but wonderful baguettes. Crunchy, crusty, caramel coloured tasty baguettes. I'm so happy it's amazing. 

11 comments:

Aleta Meadowlark said...

I'm so jealous! That's great, congratulations for seizing your passion. =)

rhid said...

Thank you! What's stopping you from seizing your passion?

Lisa said...

You are already a master baker as far as I'm concerned. I look forward to your upcoming posts.

Amara said...

That looks wonderful! All of my bread always look the same... dense.

Snooky doodle said...

This baguette looks so nice. I tried them once but they came so ugly and chewy they ended up in the bin . yours are beatiful

mum said...

I am so glad that you have found your niche - when you come home again you can bake me some too

Haley said...

beautiful bread! i just started pastry school this week as well, so i completely understand how you feel! good luck!

matt wright said...

wow! awesome stuff.. I didn't know you had started!!!!

Get J to bring the results into work will ya :D

rhid said...

Hopefully tonight I'll have two tarts for him to bring in for 'yall!

Jo said...

It looks so nice to eat. Can share the recipe?

rhid said...

sorry Jo I can't! It was from school and I don't have the recipe on me! Sorry!