I just noticed I’ve made it half way through NaBloPoMo as of last night’s post.
And, in an odd coincidence, I’ve also made it just past the half-way point of the Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge in the last week, having just completed bread #23 (Pane Siciliano) out of 43 total breads.
This feels good. I feel like I’m really in the swing of both. Of course, that feeling could easily change tomorrow when I feel too swamped to write, or find I have nothing at all to say. And, I have to be honest here and tell you I’m pretty much dreading making the next bread, Panettone, because it’s a slightly complex recipe and I don’t really like Panettone. (If anyone wants it, I’ll be happy to ship it anywhere in the continental United States.)
Panettone aside, I’m enjoying these new habits, and I hope I continue both after the official challenges are complete. Speaking of which, did you know that Peter Reinhart has a new bread book out?