I have always loved weddings. It has been almost 13 years since Terry and I tied the knot but that doesn't stop me from taking the occasional peek at wedding photography blogs. My two favourites are here and here just to get you in the mood.
Almost 12 months ago a girl named Summa asked me to make the bread for her wedding. As the year progressed the plan changed from large loaves to individual dinner rolls for each guest.
Last Friday, armed with almost 5 kg of active sourdough starter, 9 kg of bread flour and just enough salt and water I started working towards producing 200 dinner rolls. My afternoon fell into the steady, comforting rhythm that the bread people out there will understand.
On Saturday morning I was calm and ready for a few hours of solid baking. Annabelle, George and I then had the privilege of delivering the finished product to a particularly stunning lakeside marquee.
With the bread delivery taken care of we enjoyed a simple beach picnic and a paddle in the water. The temperature was rising towards 40°C but it was cool and tranquil near the water. These moments sitting in the shade reminded me of just how beautiful our part of the world can be and how fortunate I am.
All the very best wishes for the future Summa and Nathan and I hope you managed to eat your bread rolls on the night!
PS I want to be a baker when I grow up.
Do you love weddings?
Do you love making bread?
Or is it just me?