From the Blue Bowl Breads Blog
Kitchen Quips, Quotes & Testimonials
Some wisdom from my Mom:
Why do Americans measure ingredients while most other cultures weigh them? American pioneers traveled across the country in wagons or on horseback. Scales were too heavy and bulky to carry. However, every pioneer had a drinking cup and spoon handy. If a small amount of an ingredient was used, the spoon scooped it. If a large amount was used, the cup scooped it.
— from The Bread Book
“Few tasks gratify me more than baking bread. A couple of times a week, I head for my warm, friendly kitchen, toss the ingredients together, knead the dough until it comes alive, and then leave it to rise. In a matter of hours, the bread is baking, filling the house with its intoxicating scent, soon afterward, I take my creation from the oven. The entire process feeds my soul as well as my body.” – Betsy Oppenneer, from The Bread Book