Glorious Sausage Rolls

Fresh-baked sausage rolls

In her book Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses, Isabel Allende states that she doesn’t like baking bread for the simple reason that it’s a terribly addictive activity that wreaks sheer and absolute havoc on one’s figure.  After all, who could resist freshly baked bread still wafting curls of steam and filling the air with its characteristic yeasty-buttery fragrance?

I, on the other hand, love baking bread as I find it incredibly therapeutic.  You can get a serious upper-body workout just by mixing and kneading the dough and you get to bust quite a bit of stress if you knead it vigorously.  Plus, trying bread recipes from around the world and creating your own can be a wonderful adventure in itself.

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