Cheerful sourdough!

In the current lockdown, many are baking again. The references here are of two local bakers with whom I chat….

At the moment, there seems, not much we can do,

As the virus constrains our best plans,

But cooking and baking, is good for our health,

And also gives work for our hands.

So it was, I decided to bake some sourdough,

As a change from trying to buy,

The yeast dry or fresh, disappeared from the shelves

So, ‘Back to basics’ was my only cry.

In a chat, I discovered, (at 2 meter range),

That Kristin, was a baker devout,

Sourdough her staple, and Derek proclaimed,

“Kristin, Master Baker, I’ve no doubt.”

But then in another two metre chat,

This time words crossing a fence,

We learnt, young Rosie was kneading the dough

And sourdough her choice, no pretense.

So now the “Feeding of starters”, and more

Talk of keeping it right, 

We discuss how to maintain happy yeasts,

And eat the loaves, from morn ‘till night.

Let it be known, that there’s nothing so sour,

As a life without any sourdoughs

And by keeping alive, with yeast, we survive,

The problems, that fate, at us throws.

George Potter

Published by George Potter

A retired Chartered Mechanical Engineer, still adept at getting my hands (and clothes) dirty, inventor of all sorts of non-commercial, but novel solutions, amateur carpenter and occasional writer of poems and painter in watercolours.

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