I enjoy making bread. Breads and yeasted doughs are infinitely variable: plain, sweet or savoury, flat, elongated or rounded, simple or laminated…
I bake breadsticks that are on sale at Luc Fine Foods on Fridays and Saturdays. I vary the flavours from week to week, but here’s a few:
I also like to make foccacias, from plain sea salt and rosemary to more varied and elaborate.
On the sweet side, I like brioches well enough, but some people have very good ideas. Look at those Swedish beauties: cardamom-flavoured brioche buns, stuffed with marzipan and whipped cream.
If you want something special, just ask: I’ll do my best. To please colleagues or housemates, I’ve baked yeasted specialties from Spain, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden – and of course, France.