I've always wished I was a baker. It seemed mysterious and crazy to me that you could just bake bread, any time you felt like it. My mom made a lot of tortillas and a lot of biscuits, and on very special occasions yeasty dinner rolls and even sometimes homemade donuts. The donuts had grated potato in them. I haven't had anything like them since.
Many times have I tried to bake good bread, and many times have I failed. A lot of the flops were still tasty and still eaten, but it apparently took me ten years of grown-up life to figure out that bread flour was really good for baking bread! Anyway, I just turned 30 and now I am a real grown-up and I bake real bread.
Roxie asked, weather in Southern California is sunny, t-shirt weather, cooling down in the evenings with a strong chance of chickens, cape honeysuckle, and angel's trumpets.