My newest hobby is bread making.
It's amazing how four simple ingredients can can do so much.
I started with two books I ordered over the holidays.
Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Everyday
and My Bread by Jim Lahey.
Here's my first bread.
Then I tried to make my own starter. This is a bit of a process because you have to baby it. (It's kinda like when you're in school and you have to take care of an egg.)
I took it to work with me so I could give it a stir between scenes.
Eventually it became a mother starter. I made a couple baguettes with that starter but apparently I don't have any pictures. But I did get a shot of my last bread which I was most proud of.