Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pain de Campagne for World Bread Day 2013

Every month I like to bake with Bread Baking Day and every year I like to bake along with World Bread Day. Like Zorra says: ‘The idea of World Bread is to honor our daily bread and be grateful that we have sufficient food. Not all of us are this lucky’.

I looked on the Internet for 'Hungry people in the world in 2013' and I found World Food Programme:

'There are 842 million undernourished people in the world today. That means one in eight people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The good news is that hunger is entirely solvable. There is enough food in the world to feed everyone and no scientific breakthroughs are needed. Today’s knowledge, tools and policies, combined with political will, can solve the problem.'

When I read this I felt sad. On their website I tested my ‘hunger-IQ’ and a child was given a meal. I was shocked by the results of the test.

We just came back from a trip to the Netherlands. Peter’s brother is very ill and we stayed for a month. I came back with a throat infection and wasn’t feeling well. But, when I saw World Bread Day on my calendar I wanted to join. This gave me one day to pick and bake bread and post about it the next day. I wanted regular bread; just flour, water, salt and yeast.

I love to bake with sourdough. Because I left my sourdough in the refrigerator for a month it looked dead. I decided to make another. I started a new Lievito Madre (sourdough) which I found on Stefanie’s blog Hefe und Mehr. It’s delicious smelling sourdough with raw honey. But, that wasn’t ready so I used dried yeast. The recipe I found is Pain de Campagne from Richard Bertinet.