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Monday, December 10, 2012

Crust and Crumb




The thicker the carmelized, blistered

 crust is, the more it protects

 the tender crumb.

 It stays tender and moist inside 

until this seal is broken. Break it open

 with only your hands, so its cellular

 reputation stays intact.  Cutting it 

with a knife simply will not do. 





I confess, I'm a bread snob. People who cut bread should be hung, shot, or guillotined. No mercy. No amnesty. No trial. No jury. 

Making bread from my treasured sourdough starter brings much sensual pleasure. Oh, if only we could break bread together you and I. 








3 comments:

Monica Sharman said...

Yes, if only.

And I was previously ignorant about cellular reputation. Thanks for educating me!

Maureen said...

Restaurants do not follow your recommendation, sad to say.

I bet that bread of yours is delicious.

afinedayforanepiphany said...

Ok, now I want some of your starter! I'm frightened of yeast...but I LOVE homemade sourdough. Could I be brave enough to try?!!!