Round up and let rise

Here I am, about to start bread 37 out of 43 in the Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge, and I find I haven’t written about any of my bread baking since, oh, bread number 11.

You ever have that dream where you show up at school and find out it’s finals week and you forgot to attend class all semester? This is sort of like that feeling. I just came into the classroom, and the professor is sitting at her desk; she raises her head slightly and peers at me over her reading glasses, “I’m glad you finally decided to grace us with your presence, Ms. Siegel. I assume you’re prepared for the final exam?”


But I am. Honest! And I’m ready to show my work.


The Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge is a group of home bakers, scattered across the planet, focused on one goal: completing every recipe in Peter Reinhart’s book, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, in order, and writing about our experience. Want to join us? Buy or borrow a copy of the book, open a big bag of flour, and plunge in!

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