Ever since I started taking cooking more seriously, I’ve dreamt of baking bread. It sounded so romantic – kneading the flour mixture with your KitchenAid stand mixer, forming the dough with your hands, shoving it into then pulling the loaves out of the hot oven and, of course, eating a warm slice slathered with butter.
There’s something wrong with my dream. I don’t know if you could spot it, but a KitchenAid stand mixer? Those things cost around $300 or even more! I didn’t have that kind of money, so the dream was just shelved like the plastic bagged loaves I bought from the supermarket.
But one day, a light bulb turned on – but they didn’t have KitchenAid stand mixers back then. So what’s stopping me from baking bread from scratch?