Saying goodbye is never an easy thing (no the blog is not ending) and sadly there have been a lot of goodbyes in my life as of late. Today I baked my last loaf of bread in my beautiful kitchen. Now, I can come and bake bread in it if I so desire, but this was the last loaf baked in what would be considered my kitchen. And with a heavy heart I baked it. Rolling out my dough for the last time against my cool granite island made for a mixture of emotions. Happy to be baking bread, but mourning the loss of the kitchen that I loved to bake in. I’ve made many a wonderful baked good in that kitchen and it will be missed.
In case you haven’t caught on, the picky eater and I are no longer. I’m not going into details, as though I know many people feel they know me because of my blog, let us remember that we don’t really know me (well except for those who stalk me ). We are still friends (I know people say that, but really we are, heck, we are going out to eat together on Saturday). But as amicable as it is, it is never an easy thing.
Though bread never gets many a comment on my blog, I still chose it to represent my last baked good in my kitchen. Number one because apartment ovens suck and I now have to bake in one. Number two because people fear baking bread. Fear of the unknown is what causes the most stress in my life right now. Yeast bread is a great reminder that though often you can try and it turns out bad (though usually still taste good), when it does turn out, oh my, do you have a great loaf a bread. I’m hoping in my future that my life makes more good loaves than bad. But if I don’t try, I will never know. And number three…though bread is time consuming, bread is simple. A simple batard and a little butter can really improve your day. Trust me. And this girl could use a little simple right about now.
Like I said in the beginning, this blog is not going anywhere. It will definitely be more budget friendly baking (as I am on an extreme one now) and will most likely feature the joys of half-baked on one side and half burnt on the other apartment oven baking.
I’m not actually typing out the recipe. I used this one that the awesome Andrea Meyers made, and she adapted it from Zoe. Both blogs, that if you don’t read you should.