As for me? Who have I been lately? As the title suggests, a loaf. I've made three loaf things in 2 days. The one up top is a cold-rise bread I've been trying out, with limited success. There are some things I like about it: it makes a double batch, is quick to assemble, I don't have to fuss with rising times. The problem is the same problem I have with all yeast bread I ever try to make: I just can't get a good rise out of it. It's still really good, as evidenced by the fact that we have yet to let a crumb go uneaten within 3 days of baking the batch. But I have this test I do in my head, would my mom be impressed? And although she tried some and liked it, I wouldn't say she was impressed. So, I'm going to try a slightly more complicated version in the Kinfolk book that I have on perpetual loan from the library. If it doesn't work, does anyone have any tips for a rise-less bread baker?
In celebration of submitting grades an hour ago, I'm going to grab a slice and reread Kate Lebo's essay that was just chosen as one of the Best Essays of 2015. Hollah, lady! Check it out--it's real good. But before you go, what's your favorite loaf recipe? I'd love to try it out.