As some of you may know I have spent the last two years baking a weekly batch of sourdough
bread for my friend Terese at Thom, Dick and Harry’s in Broken Hill.
When I started experimenting with bread Terese was generous enough to make some space on her beautiful shop counter for my loaves and has continued to patiently support my venture ever since. Over this time I have worked on my technique, accumulated some better equipment and learnt many things along the way about baking, small business and everything in between.
My weeks to some extent have revolved around the bread. Each week begins with activating the starters then on to chopping olives and fruit, mixing, folding, dividing, shaping, proving, scoring, baking, cooling, packing and delivering.
2012 is the start of my daughter, Annabelle’s home schooling through School of the Air and I will be teaching her. After much reflection I have decided my regular bread bake is going to be too much of a commitment.
So for now I am letting go of something I love and rely on as part of my weekly routine. I will continue to keep my
sourdough starters alive and plan to bake regularly for ourselves and for some one-off events when I can. One little chapter of life is going on hold…another big chapter is about to begin!
|OK, so everyone is doing the Saltwater sandal photo…but I still love this mother and daughter shot!|