“Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” -Mary Oliver
It’s not always easy to start the day in happiness, or to be kind to the first person you encounter on your mad dash out into the world. But how we start each day matters, especially if that first person we encounter is a spouse or child. This toast is how we at Little Flour start our days in happiness and kindness. It’s also the most requested bread in our Flour Baskets, and subscribers are always asking what makes it so delicious. The dates are the secret ingredient, and when we are baking it in the bakery we fold the dough over on itself every thirty minutes for the first couple hours of rising. It takes a bit of time, but we think it’s worth it. If you enjoy baking bread at home, give it a try with your favorite mix of dried berries and raisins. If you are enjoying it fresh from Little Flour, we suggest slicing it thick, toasting, and topping with good butter. It’ll keep well in the freezer all week, and tastes so good you might actually look forward to waking up in the morning….