Monday, August 04, 2008

There's one born every minute

Originally uploaded by HBuzacott.

It is an understatement to say that I was not particularly busy at work today. On the whole, I mean. I had moments of frenzy but they were few and far between. And they left me a lot of time to daydream about what I was going to have for dinner.

It's probably depressing for you to hear that I have a favourite type of bread that I like to buy. It's a french style sliced bread, crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside. The bakers use unbleached (and unsweetened) flour so I automatically feel healthier eating it and in short, I just adore it.

So imagine my glee when through my hungover fugness yesterday, I visited the store and found a full loaf of it, freshly cooked and obviously just waiting for me. Normally the loaves are only sold by half, so to find a full loaf was like finding a four-leaf clover or a unicorn or something.

Flinging the French goodness into my shopping basket, I almost skipped out the store in sheer happiness. Yes, over bread. I know, the story gets worse.

Today I came home from work, lamely excited because I could have some fresh slices of bread smeared with hummus and some carrot sticks on the side (my usual just-home-from-school snack). Opening the pantry, the loaf of bread launched itself from the shelf and just about clocked me on the head.

And it was then that I saw the price tag on a full loaf of French bread. $10. It's really not normal to pay $10 for a loaf of bread is it?

No, you don't have to say it.


Anonymous said...

$10 a loaf.... the breads made of 'dough' !! Boom .... boom.

Gab In The City said...

Terrible. Just terrible. No wonder you are posting anonymously with material like that. At 'yeast' you could have signed your name.

I know, I've got a million of 'em.

glamah16 said...

Bag of King Arthur Organic Flour $4
Water free
salt $1

time a few hours and mutltitudes of fresh bread.
Check out the easy no knead recipe in the NY Times. You will never spend $10 again on store bought bread.

Gab In The City said...

Me? Bake?

Oh Glamah you make me laugh :)

Batreg said...

As if you're likely to 'rise' to the occasion and make your own bread!! Bless her for thinkin' you might