desperance (desperance) wrote,

Hey, how grown-up and serious am I?

I am reading my new book rather passionately, and don't want to stop.

My new book includes sentences like

Ultimately this [accomplishing the baker's mission] is done by unwinding the complex carbohydrates to release their foundational sugars through mastery of fermentation, and by roasting the proteins to draw forth their nutlike flavors, while fully gelatinizing the starches so that they do not mask any of the flavor.**

This is the kind of sentence that normally I would just skip over as I hunted for the good bit, but - yeah. This is about bread. I want to make my bread better. I am reading the hell out of this book*.

*Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice, since you ask.

**And yes, I did have to go back and edit out my English spellings. Since you ask.
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