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Every 20-Something Is Now Obsessed with Making Bread

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/pke4n8/baking-sourdough-bread-millennial-trend

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Every 20-Something Is Now Obsessed with Making Bread
Of all the addictions to white powder we could have picked up in these troubling times, who'd have thought it would have been flour. Scroll down any of your social feeds and a man is talking about his sourdough starter like it's a newborn puppy.

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Making sourdough bread

Making sourdough bread

Making sourdough bread may sound complicated. But that is the reason why it has gained cult-like status - because of the perceived steep learning curve to making bread.

Once you get past the mental barrier, it's a lot easier than it looks.

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Demystifying the process

Sourdough bread tastes surprisingly good. It has a deep chewiness and a simple crusty cob that fills you up for the day. Making it is quite simple.

  • Bread dough does not have to be precise. Regular flour is also good to use if you can't find bread flour.
  • One good tip is to avoid dusting your table or dough with flour while kneading as it leads to a tight, dry, underdeveloped dough.

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Avoiding food waste

Buying produce is a bit tricky these days. But bananas are at low risk. You eat them fresh, or when they are overripe, you put them in the freezer until you have enough to make banana bread.

The first banana recipe was published in 1933 during the Great Depression as a means of stretching a week's groceries.

An achievement for anybody

  • You don't have to be a great baker to make banana bread a success. It is an easy-to-reach achievement in a time when we're all feeling defeated.
  • It is also a great canvas for experimentation. Beer can be incorporated as well as shredded coconut, dark chocolate or cinnamon. Traditional flour can be substituted with coconut flour.
  • For some, baking banana bread has a meditative quality. Others find that it helps to maintain their sanity. It feels like an active form of self-care.

Learning a new skill

Learning a new skill

Wanting to learn something new comes from the curious part of us. But then we have to put in the work. Many feel discouraged during this early learning period which may lead to soon giving up.

Break the skill down

Decide what you want to learn, then break it down into smaller, manageable pieces. Identify the tools and skills behind each step.

For example, if you want to bake your own bread, the pieces would be making dough, letting it rise, kneading it, shaping it and putting it into a pan, and then baking it in the oven.

Learn enough

Get three to five resources about what you're trying to learn, be it a book or a YouTube video. Set a limit on the number of resources to prevent you from procrastinating.
Then jump in and do it.

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