My Bread Baking Story
The day I started Cooking and Baking never imagined that I will ever bake my own Bread and will ever have a bread baking story to talk. Something that I never dreamed of, is a reality today. You should check “About” to know a little more about me.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and this applies well in my case. My journey to baking started on the same note. The news that some cancer-causing chemical was found in Indian Bread was a bummer and an alarm in my head. I was concerned about the health of my family as Bread is a part of our daily meal. My son loves to have sandwiches in his tiffin and come what may, I just cannot compromise on what goes into my child’s tummy hence ended up not buying bread from the market.
A lot of people have played a crucial role in my bread baking story. Reading food recipes and food related articles, watching cookery shows, specially MasterChef, is my other hobby. I like to give credit to Chef Rakesh Sethi, for my interest in baking. He hosts a famous cookery show “Tea Time” in the TV Channel “FoodFood”. During my readings, I read an article related to bread and found a recipe to an easy bread loaf. The recipe excited me and I thought of giving it a try. This was the beginning of my journey to baking bread.
It was not an easy journey, though, but patience and support of my family motivated me to stay persistent. Multiple failures in baking that perfect loaf made me think of quitting, but I did not want to prove myself a loser. Remembering “Knowledge brings answers to questions“. I immediately went back to reading Breadology.
The more I read about Bread, the more I fell in love with baking and bread. Surfing different blogs and reading different recipes became my addiction and finally reached King Arthur Blog that opened door to plethora of knowledge. I met Pradeepa Nair on “Home Bakers Guild”. Her selfless support brought me closer to success. I read more detailed recipes on this blog that made me aware of the mistakes that I was doing in the process of making My Own Bread.
I aligned my process, and finally got my perfect Bread loaf with my no-fail recipe. No matter how many loafs I have baked so far, still every time I feel as I am baking for the first time. Now I have started enjoying it. Baking works like a stress buster for me. We now eat Fresh, Healthy, Hygienic and Preservative-free products any time of the day. Trust me! Once you start baking your own bread, there is no looking back to the market.