Ed. Last communique from The Baker, who will stop loading the neighborhood sourdough starter kiosk he (yes, The Phantom Baker is a he) has shared with hundreds of others in recent weeks:
As the shut-down is near and we wind down from being Defcon 5 Kardashian viral, the baking pictures are just now starting to pour in.
Providing them here as promised, and you’d be well advised to put on a drooling bib before opening them up. Keeping up with demand has remained a full-time job since (News24/680) ran the, ‘Last Chance’ update, but mountains of samples rose overnight so thinking we’ll make it through this final day and neighbors have now been recruited to help.
Did need to run to Safeway first thing this morning as I ran out of sample containers – where the ‘samples provided’ count is now at about 650. I say again, who knew – but at the end of the day, so glad to see it put smiles on so many faces – and glad the starter now has other homes and a better chance of surviving.
Also hoping this all allowed my neighbors to do something better with their time than protesting Beach closures and that it was more productive than trying to do something silly like learn another language.
This was fun. That bread is beautiful.
Would you share your bread recipe?