All posts tagged: no-knead bread

pumpkin rye no knead bread

Pumpkin Rye No Knead Bread with Caraway and Nigella Seeds

I’ve been baking no-knead bread on and off for quite a while as you know. I love the smell of bread being baked in the oven but before that, the smell of yeast. I’ve been inspired by the book I’ve started to read, called “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult, which is full of stories about baking bread. I totally agree, as it’s said in the book, that bakers and butchers should always be regarded as high professions. They have my full respect for sure and I am one of many wannabe bakers who try to master the magic of how yeast turns flour into bread: and of how yeast turns into wine: and of how yeast turns milk into cheese. In the book, the main character, Sage, anthropomorohise bread by describing how she needs to sit quietly and retreat from touch and noise in order to evolve. I sometimes feel like that, too. A new stone oven is waiting for the final stage and will be ready for the first batch of baking in a …

Fig Hazelnut Caraway Rye Bread – No Knead

These days I enjoy writing up a menu and taking orders from it as if I were a restaurant host or something. It is like playing dolls or role-play, which was my favourite games in my childhood because I was a shy and timid kid, who would retreat to the room and narrate to myself. I sometimes wonder if I am an inate actor. I used to love being on stage, dancing or acting. I should have chosen dance for my career. I formed a dance group and led it throughout my school years and I studied plays and received a best performance award at university. Uh hmm…sometimes shouting out self-praise is needed when the world doesn’t recognise your talent.