IDK if you've heard, but people are making bread during quarantine.
When I first heard about this, I was like OKAYYYY BREAD PEOPLE, YOU DO YOUR BREAD THING!!!! But then...I joined them. And let me tell you, It's the best decision I've ever made.
Before quar, I had never made bread before. I mean, I've baked other things, but never my favorite thing, BREAD!!! But now, making bread during quarantine has kinda become my ~thing~.
Not gonne lie, my first loaf SUCKED. It was not good. I still ate it, because I love bread. But it was bad!!! FLAT, DENSE, CRUST WAS TOO HARD — the list goes on!
But I did not give up. Baking good bread became my purpose during this time. I needed more yeast. More flour. I WAS DESPERATE FOR THE GOODS.
Then, after a few sub-par loaves, I birthed my first beautiful baby. She came out of the oven perfectly golden brown.
I WAS PROUD OF MYSELF!!!
I cut her open and she was just as gorg inside. I had finally done it right.
And so, I continued. Making my dough one day, letting it sit for 20 hours, and then the next day baking it. A beautiful cycle. And the results got better and better.
I realized I fuckin' love making bread!!!
LOOK AT THAT STEAM.
Truthfully, I've become obsessed.
I kiss my doughs goodnight and then in the morning I wake and they have grown and bubbled and I tell you, it's my greatest joy right now.
As I live and type this, I just put another bun in the oven and in about 30–40 minutes, I'll have my next precious loaf of fresh bread.
So why am I telling you this? Because enough with the bread hate!!!! Making bread is great. I LOVE IT!!! I'm addicted to baking fresh, warm, lovely bread. SO SUE ME!!!!!!!!!
And I hereby recommend everyone makes their own bread. Like, why the hell not??? You too can distract yourself from all your other problems by baking a fine loaf and feeling pure happiness for a whole five minutes!