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Either I was getting too close to the inner secrets of true artisan baking and the gods had to punish me or it was just a matter of time before it had to happen. Either way, my oven cratered. It blew the main fuse and now it can reach 150°C maximum.
Hey, I still can reheat rice and lasagne. Stay tuned for recipes on how to transform food from the fridge into a perfectly warm dish.
If anyone wants to know, the oven was a low-end Siemens, probably built in late 90s. Considering that it was used for things it wasn’t designed for sometimes twice a week for the last couple of years…thumbs up! Parting with it would be a sad thing.
I still have my pizza oven. Woot!
Break coming up. This blog will not be updated until 16 October 2009
P.S. I’m not on vacation. More on a reclusive mission to better baking :-)
I can’t deny a growing indifference to the blogging world though and this blog seems to be in danger of getting repetitive and riddled with clutter from my side. Although it doesn’t concern this blog, I feel blogging has become too much of a “If you call me Einstein, I call you Shakespeare” thing. That alone might be nothing to worry about since it’s human to exchange positive comments or reviews. You cannot really blame someone for not contributing anything new each time (s)he speaks. But the grand perspective cannot be overlooked either. Not only blog-, but also book authors take trivial stuff, dress it up with the help of fancy pictures and try to sell this as something of value, which is a low and bleak thing to do.
On the other hand, the more technical stuff which would really improve one’s cooking or baking skills needs a lot of testing and an almost scientifically exact style of writing, which pretty much means going against the trend of writing in a “breezy” manner. It cannot really be done as a hobby. I felt this blog should not be about me telling a story about how I went shopping and went into the store and how I bought this “super” flour and how I decided to add some salt to the bread dough, which tastes “absolutely fantastic” etc.
Sometimes I ask myself why people visit my blog and what search terms they use to find it. Now I’m a bit wiser.
P.S. Disclaimer: This post, of course, is not meant to mock any alleged dyslexia but merely would like to stress the comical and lyrical nature of errors most of us make make every day of their lives. I suspect there is one in this disclaimer.