This has nothing to do with the Gabriel García Márquez classic. (Who knows, though? I only got a few pages in; perhaps bread has a starring role further in.)
100 Loaves of Solitude is my new project. I’m baking a traditional bread recipe from every country* in Europe, more recipes from countries with exciting bread cultures like Germany and Russia.
Some highlights I’m looking forward to:
- This Dutch rye, which spends 10 hours in the oven.
- Russian Borodinksy bread because a) it has a great name and b) this post about it has an AWESOME name. (Suggested by Breakfast Lady.)
- Re-creating the sadly-secret recipe for Karaway Bakery’s Lithanian scalded rye.
*Only countries with a population of over one million. Because, San Marino? Get out! The exception is Iceland, despite its palty population of 300,000, because I harbour fantasies of travelling there one day.