The whole point of having a Blog is that you update it regularly. Sorry folks but life has just been super busy lately. I've taken some time off for a well earned holiday in La Rochelle visiting my Mom. The temperature has been in the late 20's and it even reached 33c yesterday. I had hoped to savour some delicious French cuisine but this has been restricted to my Moms cooking which is equally if not better than any restaurant.
La Rochelle is an old port, on the west side of France, my parents met here in 1956, married and I was born in Orleans, I grew up for the first ten years of my life in France and I feel those years formed and developed my love of French culture, food and lifestyle.
Before flying out last Tuesday I had spent the previous seven days working on my 'sourdough starter' it finally started doing its bubbling and emitting that wonderful sourdough aroma, there was nothing for it I just had to make the bread, so the day before I fed it for the last time put the remainder of the starter in the refrigerator and started on the bread.
I measured out the proper ingredients, kneaded, let it rest, kneaded again and the next morning put it in the oven for baking before my flight. Although I say so myself the results were very impressive, the loaf came out better than I had imagined the smell engulfed the house and the taste out of this world. It has been years since I made bread and now I have the starter am going to make this part of my routine. I'll be home tomorrow and am so excited to start the whole process again, this time I shall already have the starter.