Baking: learning from the professional
“It was totally exciting to learn more about the staple foodstuff which we just take for granted”, says the impressed blogger. And Christina herself is just as impressive as her bread. The blogging power woman manages a farm, holiday apartments, family and online career all under one hat.
And as if that were not enough, Christina also gives baking courses in her own studio. They are so popular that for the current year, unfortunately there are no more places available – no wonder. In addition, her first cookbook “Baking with Christina“ is already published in its third edition.
Just like the Baker’s
In the course of her career, Christina has collected many useful experiences and passed some of them on to Maddie. For example, how to make a button bread roll which looks like it’s from the baker. Or what you have to do, so that your dough is really nice and fluffy. It was also interesting for Maddie to find out where the ingredients for Christina’s bakings come from. “From the local mill, where grain from the region is processed into flour“, explains Christina. “We are really lucky that we have all the ingredients locally. Not everyone has that.”
The perfect accompaniment
The bread rolls are braided and in the oven. There’s still just a little time to learn about Christina’s story. She actually wanted to simply start baking and searched for recipes. Recipes which worked well have been posted on the blog. Meanwhile, many baking enthusiasts travel from throughout SalzburgerLand to Lungau to benefit from Christina’s knowledge. “I also don’t know how it has become so big, it just simply happened“ laughs Christina.
Learn baking with Christina
Whoever would like to meet the blogging farmer’s wife should be fast and sign up for a baking course spot. From 2018 on, there are again free places and thus the opportunity to visit the beautiful Salzburger Lungau region, and possibly also to take a little hike before or after baking. By the way, you can sleep there at Christina’s in the holiday apartments which is also really convenient.
For those who, after reading this, now feel like baking bread – here is a recipe to try. This is about the first bread that Christina ever baked. Good luck and Bon Appetite!
Recipe: Christina’s first bread
* 1kg wheat bread flour
* 1kg Rye flour
* 4.5 Teaspoons of salt
* 4 Teaspoons of bread spice
* 1350g lukewarm water
* 1 cube of yeast
Carefully weigh all the ingredients. Put the flours, salt, bread spice and yeast in a bowl. Then add the liquid and knead everything into a medium-hard dough. Then, cover it and let the dough sit for about 40 minutes.
Then divide into four parts, knead each again well and shape into loaves. Briefly let the loaves sit on the baking sheet. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 210 degrees (convection). Sprinkle the loaves with water and possibly sieve over with some Rye flour. Bake the breads at 210 degrees for approx. 45 minutes.