Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Officially Hate Bread

After this week's intense bread making classes I officially hate bread.

I don't want to see it, smell it, taste it, touch it, or have it anywhere near me. The smell of yeast in beer even makes me gag. I went to lunch with my good friend Jim today and I could not eat the pasta or the cheesy bread that came with it. Heck, I couldn't even ask for croutons for my salad.

I know I will get over it in about a week, but I still have more bread baking to go before my finals in two weeks.

I'm really, really, really looking forward to the six weeks of pastry classes after this baking class. I feel like I'm in bread hell.

But with that said, we did produce some good looking bread. And I made a delicious pizza:

Over the last three days, our group produced the following:

Kaiser and Vienna Bread
Sauerkraut Rye Bread
French bread
Soft Yeast Dinner Rolls
Poolish Baguettes
Trad. French Baguettes (olive bread)
White Sandwich Bread
Whole Wheat bread
Apple Pecan Bread
Potato Herb Rolls (w/cheddar cheese)

That's a LOT of work! Here are the results:

The focaccia was my favorite.


Anonymous said...

What a great career choice for you, all your stuff looks amazing. Fantastic bread photos. I've found focaccia makes a killer pan pizza crust. My baking skills suck, but luckly I have a great baker in the family.
I hope you're over the yeast in beer gag reflex. My second favorite drink - a stout on a muddy earthy spring day. First -sipping an ice cold vodka martini while staring at the stars on a clear winter night.
Good luck and have fun!

J.G. said...

thank you so much! I'm sorry I'm just seeing this now. I appreciate your comment!