Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Question Of The Day:
Can A Sandwich Loaf Be Bread Porn?

Fiddling With Farmhouse White: Susan's New Honey Bran Bread

You may have noticed that it's been a little quiet around here at A Year In Bread. We didn't plan to all go MIA at the same time, but sometimes life and all its busyness get in the way of bread blogging. Two of us actually have good reasons for our absence. Beth has been diligently meeting deadlines for her upcoming cookbook about cooking with kids, and Kevin snagged himself a job as the new Cooking For Two guide at A big congratulations to them both! And our sincere apologies to those of you who left comments asking us questions that were never answered.

Meanwhile I'm still using the same old excuses: lambing season, new construction, and the usual craziness of life on a 240-acre farm full of critters. I've also been trying to recover from the sticker shock of skyrocketing wheat prices - and, as they continue to climb, realizing that this is a really bad time to be in the middle of building a wholesale bread bakery. Crap.

Of course we're still posting regularly on our personal food blogs, too: Beth is at kitchenMage, Kevin is Seriously Good, and I have Farmgirl Fare and In My Kitchen Garden.

We definitely slipped off of our baking schedule during the past few months, but the good news is that even though our 'year' is technically over, A Year In Bread most definitely is not. We're still up to our elbows in powdered gold flour and plan to stay that way. In fact, the rising cost of bread means that now is a better time than ever to vamp up your own bread baking efforts. Homemade bread will always cost less and taste better than storebought (except for those brick-like beginners' loaves, but our goal is to keep you from baking any of those).

A Little Bran & It's A Whole New Loaf - That's The Beauty Of Bread

So stay tuned and check back because we have lots of delicious plans on the rise, including my overdue 'small breads with cheese' post (to go with Kevin's Gougères and Beth's Onion Cheddar Breadsticks), the latest takes on my popular Farmhouse White, plus bread baking tips and tricks, book reviews and giveaway contests, bread-related news and sites from around the world, and of course plenty of the bread porn so many of you crave. Who knows, we might even get to those sourdough starter lessons we've been promising you for months. Whatever happens, you know it'll be lots of fun.

Are you ready, breadie? Then come bake bread for another year with us!
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