I love everything about bread! It’s why I’m mad about France. It’s why I’m glad I did the Patisserie course. It’s why I enjoy sharing the how to’s with others. Like my dad:
The thing is, learning from recipe books is all very well BUT when it comes to kneading and shaping the dough, I really believe that one has to be SHOWN the technique to ‘get it’. We learnt Richard Bertinet’s method at chef school and I am thankful for it. Here is a link to a fabulous bread lesson with the man himself: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/video/2010/jul/20/how-to-cook-bread
There’s magic in bread-making… as you watch it change form several times before it finally comes out of the oven… smelling like heaven.