Thursday, January 19, 2012


after a year of reading this book.
and multiple viewings of this video.
i finally mustered up the gumption.
to attempt tartine bread.

i mixed a starter.
and then i studied it.
fed it.
learned its pattern.
and its smell.

and when it was ready.
i made a leaven.

and then a dough.

and then.
this morning.
with snow gently falling outside.
i made a loaf of bread.

a good loaf.
with a thick, crunchy crust.

and i sliced into it.
still steamy and warm.
from the oven.

and i slathered it with cherry preserves.

and i wrapped a portion of it.
in brown paper.
for my sister.

and i went to sleep.
after a long night of working.
with the scent of fresh bread.
still hanging in the air.


  1. beautiful, beautiful bread! thank you for sharing!

  2. wow, that is beautiful!! kudos to you!

  3. Mm the smell of bread is probably one of my favorite smells in the world...and THAT bread looks beautiful and delicious. Congratulations!

  4. i am so impressed! what a gorgeous loaf! that is talent :)

  5. Lovely my dear! looks so scrumptious!