I’ve been making my own bread lately, in an effort to do more cooking
from scratch. Bread, however, requires kneading — a skill many don’t
need anymore thanks to the bread aisle.
The other day I was making dough, and dumped the gloopy mess on the counter to “knead until elastic, about 10 minutes.”
I set to it, molding the dough into a ball and then kneading with a
motion of fold, push, fold, push, then add more flour to keep it from
My mind wanders during repetitive tasks such as this, and I remembered
something from about five years ago when I took my first pottery class
at Crossroads Art Center.