Doughy goodness

by Robin Sloan (Goodreads Author) 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I raised my own sourdough starter in May 2020, while we were in lockdown and I worked short time, aka only 20% of my usual hours. There was no yeast to be had for any money. I am more of an accidental baker, but it sounded like fun. Little did I know. Four months later, my starter is alive and well, although its three offspring, given to friends, have all perished. My attempts at baking bread have so far resulted in fairly flat offerings. I seem to be overproofing.

No such problems for our heroine Lois. She inherits a starter and bakes beautiful bread from the get-go. But, alas, her starter sings and is a mystical creature. You will also meet people eating a Matrix-like slush and robots learning to crack eggs. And a mysterious underground market…

Bizarre, in a nice, if somewhat creepy way.

If you have to ask why it says „Still too skinny“, read „Hänsel and Gretel“ in the most original form you can find. Brush up on your fairytales! And, no, I don‘t mean Disney…

Sourdough Playlist:
– Croatian choral singing, mostly a capella—also called Klapa
– Robin Sloan‘s favourite: “A Beautiful Name” by Klapa Sinj

Interview with the author

6 thoughts on “Doughy goodness

  1. If my bread would sing to me, I‘d slap it to the wall, put it in the toaster, and be done with it. Yes, I’m that kind of person.
    20% short work leaves a lot of spare time and financial stress, I guess. Are you fully back to work?

    Liked by 1 person

      1. We need to come in sometimes, to look at samples etc. But we‘re doing it in shifts, so we minimize the overlap with colleagues, in case someone tests positive…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s