having flipped through The Bread Bible i was intimidated.
but when i had a few quite moments to really read though it, i was less so.
i think the pages on mixing and creating the sponge are by far the most intimidating. everything else sounds pretty straight-forward and familiar from my years in bakeries. once i thought about it, the chilliness of my house is less a consideration because its only chilly when i am not there and will only be baking on weekends. so all in all, i think i should start gearing up for my first trial.
the five types of bread i want to master are:
5. artistan wheat
this weekend i think i will try my hand at challah, i'll report back.