Art of Breads… Finally!

My Art of Breads class finally happened last night. The new chef, although temporary (just for last night’s class), was great. Next week we will have our new regular chef for the rest of the course.

We made loaves of white bread…. completely by hand. (Did I mention my arms, back and neck were tired and a little sore?!). I did one plain, and one with an egg wash on top. Needless to say, they smelled AMAZING! And they tasted even better. 🙂 I LOVE warm freshly baked bread! There is absolutely nothing better.

While we were waiting for the bread to rise, we also make “play dough”. Essentially it was bread dough, but without some of the tasty ingredients that make dough truely edible. The point of that was so that we could practice our bread techniques – rolling, kneading, shaping, braiding, etc. We will need these techiques for the rest of the course where we will be making two different types of bread every week!

I can’t wait! 😀

Two loaves of White Bread. L to R: a plain version, and one with an egg wash.

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