Tim just called me from work to tell me that my book from the UK shipped out this morning. Woohoo. I've been watching The Great British Bake Off and videos of Paul Hollywood baking, and I am so happy to soon have How to Bake in my hot little hands.
I've already improved my baking just with a few tips. Like today's bake (still rising), I used oil instead of flour to knead and Paul was right. It's a brilliant technique.
Meanwhile, here's a shot of last night's bake. My bread split on the sides (bad baker, bad baker), but still tasted mighty good this morning. I toasted it and topped it with cream cheese and lekvár (Hungarian jam - homemade).
100 Days of Baking has me feeling MUCH better about work. Sure, it's not my culinary dream job. In fact, I still miss my old prep cook job, but the pizza shoppe gives me steady full-time hours. And that's what we need to do to get a house. So I just have to keep on baking whilst I keep my eyes of the BIG PRIZE (a house).
Anyway, I wrote a ton here, long blog for me. So thanks to those who are still reading and thanks to the two Bloggers that pushed me over the 300 reader mark. Cool beaners.