Friday, August 30, 2013

More Rolls Please

Baking is possible here, and baking with whole wheat is possible if you can find the whole wheat yourself, and then get it ground into flour at one of the many mills. Quick breads are easy, though leavening is expensive. We have been using many recipes from two of our favorite bread books: the Tassajara bread book, and Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day. One thing truly amazes me: I can make English muffins! I guess I always thought they just came out of a bag. English Muffins are actually great to make because you can make them stovetop, and not have to use the oven, which uses up cooking gas at a faster rate.

There is something comforting and wonderful and magical about baking: mixing the dough, kneading the dough, sneaking some dough, letting it rise... It's also a universal crowd pleaser. While our "viyikir ve vimbang" (white-man food) is hit or miss with the local crowd, everybody always asks for more rolls.



  1. Hey, Eric, we had fun with bread as well when in Cameroon. Something Rachel's tried since then has been to harvest your own yeast, for free! You might look it up. Have fun! Joshua & Rachel Knight, Cameroon 2004-6

    1. We love sourdough too! We did it the first week we were here but then our starter got moldy. Have to try again soon. :)