By Grayson Wise
Hello friends! It is Grayson once again. I’m back from OU for the break.
My first semester of college was incredible! I have learned so much, made some great friends, spent way too much time at a particular coffee shop, and have been exposed to so many amazing opportunities. I love school, and I cannot wait to see what next semester has in store. Although, It is nice to be home, for many reasons like spending time with family, seeing old friends, and... cooking! I am so grateful to have a full kitchen for an entire month. I miss y kitchen every single day at school. It is the most tragic thing about living in the dorms! Needless to say, I have been cooking and baking absolutely everything I can think to create. More specifically, I have been baking a lot of bread.
I adore bread. I’ve never been a girl to get on the whole “no carbs” diet, and I don’t think I ever will! I enjoy it way too much to ever give it up, and I think bread is a small pleasure in life. It brings me happiness, so who am I to deny myself it? Anyways, I ventured out of my usual no-knead boules and simple Dutch oven loaves of bread. They are delicious and full of flavor, but I was looking for a little bit of a challenge: baguettes!
They took two days to make, and let me tell you, they were worth it! They had a delightfully crispy crust and a soft and flavorful interior. Oui! Oui! It was a complicated process that can only get easier with time, but I will definitely be baking them again.
Speaking of all this bread, I am selling bread and other baked goods to help raise money for my trip to Italy. Did I not mention it before? *gasps* Yes! I am going to Italy this summer to study abroad. To say I am thrilled is the understatement of the year.
I think about it every single day. I think about how fortunate I am to have such a wonderful opportunity, and I also think about all the delicious pasta, art, and architecture I’ll be experiencing! If you’re interested in helping me out or placing an order, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just contact my mom! À La Grayson Bakery is ready for business! Oops, I have to go, my oven is beeping! I think my Roasted Garlic Artisan Bread is ready! Thanks for reading and helping my Italian dreams come true!