Wow! I have a personal baker
His name is Alex. He's young, smart, has his own real business - well
actually two - and makes time for a fabulous hobby. . . . . . . . . .baking
excellent sourdough bread to order. He doesn't use the somewhat strong
flavor of straight lactic acid as in many store-bought loaves, his bread has a
much more subtle flavor produced by many days of starter prep apparently.
In other words, the good, old fashioned way.
This is the loaf he baked for me - see the M - this week. We picked it up
at his little apartment kitchen, while it was cooling fresh from the oven.
It was delicious the day baked (I couldn't wait to get home and cut
a slice), and makes wonderful crunchy toast for Irish butter and my
favorite thick-cut Scottish marmalade breakfast.
I won't be ordering weekly as it's a large 1kg boule (he can make two smaller
ones though), but will definitely want more after Thanksgiving if I cut back
on the pecan, pumpkin and apple pies. . . . . . but I really prefer just
good bread, and Alex's is great!!!