I had been wanting to visit Bourke Street Bakery for a long time, ever since I saw a post about it on some blog while I was overseas. Their baked breads and pastries just looked soo enticing! I could almost smell the bakery through my screen, and so when I came back to Sydney I arranged to meet a few friends at their Marrickville store.
While playing with the idea of going vegetarian for a month, just to experiment on what kind of dietary and culinary challenges that would be uncovered, I decided to start off with a vegetarian dinner. Looking into the fridge to see what I could pull together, I came up with peppers, ricotta cheese, fennel and apples.
Bread is basically flour, water and yeast. Sound simple? Bread making is not so much about the ingredients as it is about the process, and thus it really can be called an art. One which has taken me many years of practice in order to bake a decent loaf.