Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The repertoire is becoming somewhat repetitive because that there is more french knottery in red. May I clarify, that as yawningly boring as this may be, what you also see before you is a project COMPLETED.
While you’re doing jaw-from-floor retrieval, I’ll go on to tell you about this excessively large bread bag, for a generally-excellent, recently-birthdaying, big-hearted lady, who has embraced the Art of Living Slow and bakes stuff (when her oven isn’t exploding). Her baking repertoire includes posh things with french accents.
Even though I spent an inordinate amount of time on Gina’s blog studying raspberry jam pips, (spread on freshly baked goodness), as my only source of bread loaf scale reference, the bag turned out big enough for a bakery load of brioche. Sorry, G.
The stencil didn’t quite work according to plan either. I originally cut the words ‘BAKED WITH HEART’ out of the paper. Except, then I came over all clever-like and replaced the ‘A’ in ‘HEART’ with the french knotted heart shape. At the eleventh hour, (just before printing), I realised that it actually read: ‘BAKED WITH HERT’ – because your eye dismissed the heart shape and focused only on the pain. And there you have it. The reason why anyone in the world, particularly designery types, with some too-clever-by-half, tricksy, visual notion, should first go see my mother. My mother sees only a gaping-wide, tonsilled mouth in the Batman logo.
PS. If you’re having a bit of a tough week and going over to Gina’s to measure raspberry jam pips anyway, scroll down to the pic below the jammy bread and have yourself a wee giggle at Gina’s expense.