“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.”
Robert Browning was right about that. There is nothing on earth as wonderful as the taste of freshly-baked bread. Or the smell of it either! And the delicious aromas wafting from Guval Village Hall on Friday must have had the whole neighbourhood salivating.
Sarah Judd from Jordan’s Cake and Catering Company (who also sells her fabulous bread at Sennen Market) led us through the day, making it all seem so easy.
In the morning, we made white loaves, some freeform and some braided, and granary loaves.
We weighed out ingredients, getting flour everywhere, and kneaded until we couldn’t knead anymore.
After lunch – a fantastic quiche and salad provided by Sarah – we settled in to make focaccia. Two kinds! Both savoury with rosemary and garlic, and sweet, with slivered almonds and chocolate chunks.
It was a really enjoyable and educational day! Thanks to Sarah Judd and also to Val for organising it all for us!