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Can't sleep, thinking about breadmaking

Vince920's picture

Can't sleep, thinking about breadmaking

Okay, this is really weird, but I can't sleep and I keep on daydreaming (at 01:00 lol) about breadmaking for some reason...

I see myself in a small business failing to sell anything, because all of my bread is over $1. It felt somewhat like a nightmare.

Such a weird thought, but it did help me realize that being an artisan breadmaker and owning a bakery is a lot more absurd that what I already thought. I might just end up like every other bakery in every corner selling ¢5-10 varied sweet rolls and pan de sal.

Just wanted to share that. I wonder if anybody else had the same experience.

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

At least it looked that way this evening...  Park a good baking read by the bed and when you can't sleep, get in some nice material for good pleasant baking dreams.   :)    Moonlight baking anyone?

Vince920's picture

I've actually been reading TFL before I went to sleep by that time. Close enough.

giancaem's picture

YES! I knew there had to be somebody else out there. A few weeks ago I had this dream that I was about to bake some dough's that had been retarding in the fridge, but could not get to it because somebody had stolen my oven. I spent the rest of the dream looking for it, sadly I was not able to find it.

mutantspace's picture

well im obsessed, keep writing notes, bookmarking recipes, looking nerdily at the crumb of other breads, ranting and raving when things don't go well, coo when the sourdough rises...pray - and im an aetheist -while waiting to see what my oven spring is like...and on it goes. As for a bakery...i can only dream but am workng on it....this forum is living proof of a worldwide obsession with a food technology thats over 6,000 years far as im concerned we're keepers of the flame in a consumer driven, techno materialist world.....we need more of us :)

Lmcclark's picture

I was the same way, trying to learn about sourdough &/or baking with fresh milled flour.