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about the feel of dough

Sun, 26 Oct 2003 22:45:56 -0600

I too consider myself a beginner, though I have been baking bread on and 
off for about 20 years.  I keep learning new things like now I am using 100 
percent whole wheat that I grind myself.  I just finished two loaves with 
what had been a good recipe, but for the last 3 or 4 batches, I can't seem 
to get it right.  I just cut the poorly risen loaf in half, then slice it 
the 'other way' into bread slices and say "oh, well, maybe next 
time".  Though I have some flops, I get a lot of good bread and my family 
loves the fresh baked smell and warm slices with agave nectar or 
all-fruit.  It is such a great feeling to bake a healthy loaf of tasty 
bread and feed my family with it.  I love the texture and feel of kneading 
the dough.  I enjoy the yeasty smell when I deflate it to let it rise 
again.  I understand what you mean.  It is funny to lots of people, but it 
is so satisfying to some of us.