Dear Bakers and Friends,
Happy Purim everyone and welcome to the March issue of Betterbaking.com.
What do they say? Beware the Ides of March? Indeed! Sometimes those ‘ides’ bring a fragrant wind of hamantashen and sometimes they bring other, less pleasant things. I will explain shortly. In the meanwhile, for those of you not on Instagram, you miss this great posting of how to fold hamantashen that I filed for you. Check it out! https://www.instagram.com/p/BfmdM53gWKD/?hl=en&taken-by=marcygoldman
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As for the Ides of March, I was one of those that did catch a bout of the flu (in truth, I got the common cold). For some reason, being out of commission and out of sorts made me antsy. Instead of taking care of myself (Netflix, chicken soup, yoga), I was restless with some other rumblings. These rumblings led me to recommit to new cookbook projects, other pieces of writing. February’s sniffles seemed to launch a significant journey of self-discovery. I spent a whole week reading all sorts of interesting books (Learning to Breath by Priscilla Warner and Devotion by Dani Shapiro, as well as The Joy Plan by Kaia Roman are three stand-outs), journalling and pondering the depth and breadth of how I spend my days. While I hate change, something in me can’t tolerate not changing. But the nice part of new journeys is that they make you look at the ordinary as extraordinary. Hamantashen seem magical to me lately, whole-wheat bread or a simple Lemon Loaf (this month’s free recipe). It’s like waking up after a long winter, which we are, and finding the same old, same old is new, fresh, green and asking to be rediscovered and newly loved. So come with me this spring, as I muddle through my journey. I don’t know where it will end up but I have a hunch sourdough bread will figure in it the grand scheme. When it comes to life and baking, we are all forever, eternally students.
This is not baking; this is life!
Author, Master Baker
Recipes of the Month March 2018
Famous Matzoh Buttercrunch, over 57,000 downloads!
Free Lemon Loaf
Passover Apple Cake