So. I am a newbie to Auckland, and I’m in limbo. I’m going back to Australia for a few weeks in a few weeks and in the meantime/downtime I need something to do while all of my friends are at work.
Sure it’s sunny outside and the grass is green, but I can’t spend all of my time kicking a ball against a wall by myself.
After a morphing new years resolution, I decided commence, master and conquer a number of yet unknown tasks, work at it each day, and once perfected, move on to the next. So on Monday, my first day of everyone back to work and Ellie watching the tumbleweeds roll on by, I decided I would tackle a simple white bread loaf. I won’t bore you with the details, but it was successful, as is everything followed to the word on any Hugh Fearney-Whittingstall recipe.
The result was good! The addition of a bit of olive oil was a winner, and for the first time in my life I had created an edible loaf that my housemates might want to eat. The day following (see loaf #2) I doubled the mixture, kneaded it for a bit longer and had a better result!
So I decided, considering I had got a pretty decent result from the basic bread loaf I might as well continue on this quest of breadmaking awesomeness, additionally the humid weather in Auckland is actually perfect for proving.
Join me on this quest!