As I mentioned previously on other social media, my great friend Hadyn Kim, aka "The Bread Maiden," visited me recently, and to my great delight, gave me a lesson in bread-making. Hadyn knows more about bread-making than anyone I know. [End stop]
And while I could listen to her talk for hours about the scientific theories and culinary history behind all sorts of different bread genres, I didn't want to completely monopolize her visit with my fascination with baked carbohydrates. So, we confined our bread studies to a single topic: creating the perfect sourdough.
It should be noted that Professor Hadyn BROUGHT HER VERY OWN SOURDOUGH STARTER FROM HER HOME IN VIRGINIA. It should also be noted that she also had her adorable 15-month-year-old in tow. Seriously, she is sourdough supermama. #breadmakingbadass
Full video coverage of our lesson will be forthcoming, but for now please check out Hadyn's site for details how a simple 1-2-3 ratio can yield a wonderfully tangy, aromatic loaf.
Finally, if you happen to find yourself in the DC area, Hadyn regularly hosts bread camps as well as private tutorials in which she instructs folks on the finer points of kneading, ingredients, boules, and all that good stuff that goes into bread-making.