Flour || The Beginning Of Something Great

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 Picture of Joanne Chang from Flour Bakery website http://flourbakery.com/team/joanne-chang

Picture of Joanne Chang from Flour Bakery website http://flourbakery.com/team/joanne-chang

I read cookbooks like they are a work of great literary fiction.  I can't get enough of them; especially the author's who weave their life stories into the recipes.  It makes me feel warm and cozy inside.  As fate would have it, one day I rushed through the library shelves eager to find a particular cookbook that was said to be checked-in, but I wasn't seeing it.  Frustrated, I did that bit where you keep going over and over the books, sliding your finger across each spine hoping you're missing it.  Turns out I wasn't, the book wasn't on the shelf, but my finger did land on a different book that piqued my interest. 

It is called, Flour

The cookbook was well used and included splatters of food across its pages.  This is always a good sign.  As I read through the first pages, and then flipping through each recipe, the book began to stir something inside me.  I could tell that this book had a collection of recipes that could take my ho-hum baking skills to the next level while still appealing to the the bakery style baked goods I love. 

I was in. 

I tried making one of her recipes that very day and failed miserably. Twice.  At 11:00 at night, the third time trying, I was successful and it was worth every error to get it right. 

I learned that weighing ingredients really is important.  Because of Joanne, I have a scale and oven thermometer stored in my kitchen and use them regularly.

Enough of that though.  I'm really just building you up to tell you that I have decided to cook my way through this cookbook.  Every recipe.  As best as I can.  I look at it as a challenge that can only improve my knowledge and skills in my baking. 

Much like Julie Powell did.  I'll document each recipe here and hopefully inspire you along the way;  So stay tuned.




 Picture Source from Amazon Books

Picture Source from Amazon Books