I started baking regular yeast-based breads not so long after emigrating from Aotearoa New Zealand to the UK in 2006 (via a beautiful thirteen year stop over in Australia). I switched to making naturally leavened bread in 2009 and have slowly developed my skills and understanding of how to make hearty, crusty, and scrumptious sourdough. I never really thought about selling my bread until about 4 or 5 years ago — I was worried about turning a hobby into a chore.
Lots of things have changed though (don’t they always?) and today was a strange moment because it was the first day I delivered a small batch of handmade sourdough loaves to be sold.
I feel a bit scared, wholly uncertain and little bit proud.