Tuesday, May 12, 2009

2 days in the kitchen

I've been avoiding my studio for the last 2 days. I'm not really sure why, I guess I just need a break. Instead I've been spending my evenings in the kitchen. It's a place where I am just happy. Some people hate cooking, for me there is nothing more relaxing. As soon as I start chopping or mixing my mood lifts and I start to hum and dance a little in front of the stove. My neighbors must think I'm nuts, if not from witnessing that then for other reasons I'm sure. Tonight I made a loaf of bread from my new book Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day and it was so delicious. The whole premise of the book is to make a wet dough that you can keep in the fridge for 2 weeks and just pull some off and bake it as you need it. I mixed the dough last night and made a loaf while I cooked dinner tonight. It was such a treat to have home baked bread with our meal, I think it was the prettiest bread I have ever made and as you can see there is not much left. I didn't think to take the pictures until after we ate. I also baked a vegan Mexican chocolate cake but it's still cooling so I'll let you know how that turns out tomorrow:)