Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bring it on!

Finally decided to challenge myself to go ahead with the baking goal.
As you can see, the breads in the book are listed according to order in the book at the sidebar.
Everytime I finish making one type of bread successfully, I'll bold the said bread at the sidebar.

Although I've read blogs of people who do this bake-through of a whole book who follows the recipes EXACTLY, as in no substitution of any ingredient whether minor or major, I can't say that I'll follow through that entirely.

I mean, if a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of crushed Japanese seaweed, I can't just go out and buy an entire packet just to get 1 tablespoon! This may sound like an excuse, but being a student on a budget and not earning much (or none), an ingredient like that (which is not even a major ingredient in the recipe) is wayyyyy too much to go out of my way to get.
Unfortunately I can't say the same for kiwi jam. That, I have to get, for it's needed for more than 1 recipe.

So the best I can do is follow the recipe as closely as I can. I might have to substitute pans and maybe change the shape of breads to accommodate my goal.
Getting some silicone moulds for a one-time recipe? No way! I'll have to make do with what I have on hand then. Maybe just leave them to be round free-form breads :D

Now since I've got all that out of my head, I'll have to figure out what to make for lunch tomorrow.