Baking good bread, even good sourdough bread is easy. I read a comment on a recent post by @anjaligardener, and it made me think. The process of making sourdough bread is very forgiving. It doesn’t have to be complicated.
The challenge happens if you want to make better bread, even great bread. This takes practice, patience, and perseverance. Baking better bread is creative and scientific at the same time. It takes close observation to get better at it. It takes experimentation. You have to interpret what you observe. And change. It’s not always easy, but I personally love the challenge. It’s becomes a way of life for me.
Baking better bread also takes community. It’s why I’m here, and I have been for three years. Our baking community is the friendliest, most supportive, and most helpful community I’ve ever been a part of. I for sure wouldn’t still be trying to bake better bread without our community. I’ve made friends all over the world who I engage with regularly about bread, about family, and about life. It’s good to be a part of something, and I feel great being a part of this community. There are many bakers who are better than me and many bakers who aren’t as good as me. And we all help each other. Together, we all bake this world a better place.