Saturday, March 30, 2013

real life tamagotchi

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I am experimenting with sourdough these days. I have tried it a few times already but could not really get the hang of it, my breads would mostly turn out heavy and dense. now, my starter is ‘vigorously bubbly’ as the pro’s call it, and my breads are so very tasty (if one may say so herself?!)

a real fun challenge, observing, nurturing and caring for the starter and learning more and more on how to understand and treat the dough. almost like an obsession, I think I baked six loaves this week! another tasty, rewarding thing I am into these days is homemade lemon curd. easypeasy and works well on top of the bread or as a dessert.

baking is therapy! but enough of that. wish you all a happy and tasty weekend.

17 comments:

Sarah said...

Sounds like therapy I should try. :) Not a bad obsession to have...I can't get a loaf to rise to save my life. I obviously don't understand the dough! I want to be the girl who always has a fresh loaf on the counter.
Happy weekend to you too!

Jael said...

Jag älskar också att baka men eftersom jag bor ensam gör jag det inte ofta.
Förra sommaren lagade jag några gånder surdegsbröd,finskt med rågmjöl och det blev ganska gott:)

Nanna said...

Önskar du kunde komma till oss och baka. Gott!
Och lemoncurd också.. Mmm. Nu äe hela gänget ute och tittar på påskbrasa och det är alldeles tyst, ett glas rött och en bok. Så skönt. Kram!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Happy weekend sara & happy bread making....yum!

Beautiful photos as always!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

well, you got me hooked already... the bread is looking how it should, i now dream about the curd on top...
n♥

Miss Upsey Daisy said...

Jag skulle vilja lära mig att baka. Har trott de senaste 20 åren att nu minsan kommer jag att börja baka... Ofta när jag levt ett flackande liv tror jag att jag kommer börja baka när jag kommer tillbaka till Sverige...

sarapirat said...

sarah, i am sure you could, probably just missing out on a few details, are you using yeast or sourdough to being with?

yael, mmmm finskt rågbröd! det är något helt annnat än vita pitabröd det...

nanna, det gör jag gärna, en dag! ett glas rött och bok låter mysigt. kramar

sally, thank you very much! happy easter and a wonderful week!

nadine, it is super easy, would you like the recipe? xx.

miss ud, pröva, det är så himla roligt och avkopplande...rekommenderas! kram

Brittain Jackson said...

My special lady :-)

Merel said...

dingen bakken is voor mij lessen in geduld en loslaten :-) Wat een heerlijke foto's in je vorige post van het slapen in de woestijn. Ik sliep als scoutsmeisje vroeger graag buiten bij het kampvuur!

Julia da Franca said...

wonderful, brave desert queen,
how i would love to taste that bread!!
we have a tamagotchi of that kind too,
his name is olaf;)
breathe, bake, breathe....:)
love, julia

melski said...

yum!

anna said...

mmm, kan du lära mig hur man gör snart? några start-tips-och-tricks? p&k

Anikó said...

how inspiring! my boyfriend keeps talking about wanting to make his own half rye sour dough bread - i showed him this for inspiration. hope he'll master his tamagochi jars as well as you did. your bread loaves look wonderful x nice you found my blog the other day! :)

Geoffrey Dunn said...

Mmm ... fresh bread ... nothing like it: the scent, the sound, the feel, of warmth and the crust. Fresh bread is sexy stuff ... in as much as bread is sexy :-)

sarapirat said...

b, :) love and kiss!

merel, mmm kampvuur! en loslaten met bakken, is een gooie! misschien naam voor een koekboek?! :)

julia, i love the fact that you gave your sourdough a name. perhaps i will do the same! love back

melski, welcome!

anna, vill du starta egen surdeg? absolut många tips och tricks, vi tar det via skype el telefon? kramar

aniko, wish him luck, it is so much fun and i can share some great recipes with him if he wants!

geoffrey, sexy it is! i totally agree with you!

Queen of Kammebornia said...

Så underbart det är med surdeg!!! Magiskt liksom :)

objects of whimsy said...

Sarah
a girl to my own heart. I love baking my own bread in fact I make a couple of loaves a week and my husband loves me for it.

I havent progressed to sourdough yet but Ill be ready in a couple of months when things settle down and I can nurture my starter.