Slow down and make bread
Making bread is so basic that it’s deeply satisfying and Fiona Ling can attest to it: “Cooking with heart is a real thing, it has taught me about life and happiness.” She shares her great appreciation for homemade food through her blog and Instagram, going by the handle that tells it all - Fiona loves to cook.
Sourdough bread has wormed its way into my everyday life now.
What I love the most is the linen couche used, it’s by far the most ideal material for proofing bread dough.
Made of natural flax fibers, linen lets the dough breathe, effectively release carbon dioxide that will eventually make the bread rise. It’s unbleached, no chemicals and dyes, very durable, also flexible and light.
It’s really fascinating to see the dough change and evolve in that breathable linen-lined little wicker basket.
Also, linen couche can be used as furoshiki, a super cute wrap for a homemade bread gift.
Words and photos by Fiona Ling