One little step has been done. We have many other little steps in front of us, but we overtook the biggest obstacle. Now, it is all in our hands, and I am confident we can do it. This is a new start, and we have to make the best of this chance that has been given to us.
I am leaving for Berlin to see a dearest friend from College –another little escapade before I begin for real. Breathing some different air, seeing things from a different perspective, plunge in the artsy young and hip atmosphere of the German capital. It will be good.
I couldn’t go without making some bread for the road, and so, I made some quick beer bread. It’s wholesome and nourishing and has that perfect balance of sweet and savoury, which really makes for the perfect snack while on the move.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350 F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, 3 tbsp sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir the beer into the dry ingredients until just mixed. Spoon the batter into a 9×5″ loaf pan (greased or with parchment) and sprinkle the rest of the sugar and some more coarse salt on top. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes or until cooked through (whenever a toothpick comes out clean) and golden on top.