My Lenten bread practice culminated in a lovely basket of bread for our Anglican Easter luncheon. Sourdough loaves, sourdough rolls, sourdough naan… a basketful of abundance to share with the people who enrich my life week after week.

The practice interrupted my life considerably. It takes in excess of eight hours to bake a loaf of bread. A professional can see at a glance that my technique is lacking: it will take many loaves of practice before I produce the kind of bread you see in boulangerie windows.