|today's baking: bagels and daily bread|
". . .cut for yourself, if you will, a slice of bread that you have seen mysteriously rise and redouble and fall and fold under your hands. It will smell better, and taste better, than you remembered anything could possibly taste or smell, and it will make you feel, for a time at least, newborn into a better world than this one often seems." - M.F.K. Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf, from the chapter "How to Rise Up Like New Bread"
Happy New Year to you all! In this, the year of the baby, I resolve to eat, sleep, enjoy my family, and keep on baking bread. The rest might have to wait its turn, depending on the nature of the baby and my mental state. I maintain that the scent of fresh bread is one of the most heartening, comforting things in the world - may you find comfort and joy in your new year, whether you get it from new bread or elsewhere.