Sourdough bread baking: the latest craze sweeping the nation. It’s the new yoga, the new meditation, the new “thing that makes us feel like we’re doing something productive while stuck at home .” But let’s be real: baking sourdough bread is more than just a passing fad. It’s a full-blown obsession.
First of all, let’s talk about the process. Sure, it sounds simple enough: mix flour and water, let it sit for a bit, and voila! Bread. But in reality, it’s a delicate dance of timing, temperature, and hydration levels. One misstep and your bread goes from “rustic and artisanal” to “rock hard and inedible.” And let’s not even get started on the whole “feeding your sourdough starter” thing. It’s like having a pet, but instead of feeding it kibble, you’re feeding it flour and water. And just like a pet, if you neglect it, it will die. (Don’t ask me how I know this.)
But despite the challenges, we can’t help but keep coming back for more. It’s like a never-ending game of bread Tetris. Will this loaf be too dense? Too sour? Will it rise properly? The endless possibilities keep us coming back for more.
And let’s not forget about the end result. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of biting into a warm, freshly baked loaf of sourdough bread. It’s like the culinary equivalent of a hug from your grandma. And let’s be real, who doesn’t need a little comfort and warmth in their lives right now?
So, is sourdough bread baking just a passing fad? Absolutely not. It’s a full-blown addiction. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.