We’ve had a rainy couple of weeks here in Byron Bay. Plenty of sun in there too – it’s still summer, and it’s still Australia – but lots of those big, tropical showers. Which can really ruin a beach day, but which make the thought of baking a lot more palatable. Have you ever tried to make cookies in 30+ degree heat? I have to apologize to my flatmates before I turn on the oven, and then I have to stand there in the kitchen and sweat for however long the baking takes. Not exactly a sob story, I know, but if you were wondering at my infrequent posting, that is the explanation.
On a rainy day, though, there is nothing better than some nice, quiet baking. I’ve been making a lot of brownies, and a couple different types of cookies, and as soon as I get my ever-volatile computer situation under control I will be able to post about all that. In the meantime, I baked some baguettes and I think you should, too.