Baking for Daniel Humm

To find an oven is probably the most complicated task in the journey of Bread Exchange. Or, rather, it can be hard to find openminded people who don’t think it is crazy to ask them to use their oven. When I found an oven I usually stand in front of an even larger challenge;  that every oven is different. At … Read More

ElmlidBaking for Daniel Humm

The Challenge of Bread Exchange

Every time I come to a new city I go through the same procedure; Where do I get the best flour, suitable for my kind of dough? Who sells the best Salt? I like to use what people trade with me for bread when I travel. I get to try local ingredients that I cannot find at home. At the … Read More

ElmlidThe Challenge of Bread Exchange

Gramercy Park Hotel

Sourdough prep before I fall asleep. Thank you for the support! Sorry about any flour traces I might have left behind on the minibar glass.

ElmlidGramercy Park Hotel

The sourdough also arrived in NYC

Now I just need to find an oven. Any suggestions on openminded bakers that would let me borrow their heat for an hour? It can be anywhere in the city. Even Brooklyn.

ElmlidThe sourdough also arrived in NYC

I landed in NYC

The next 5 days I will be eating myself through West Village, East Village, Soho, LES and Brooklyn. We are updating the travel guide book from Smart Travelling. A dream job. We will see how I feel by the end of the week. However, I need to be fit this weekend. I am throwing a potluck roof top hang out … Read More

ElmlidI landed in NYC

I did it!

Everything worked out. 31 Breads were delivered. And the Daily Newspaper BZ wrote that “Great Modern Art is easier to find in Berlin than Good Bread”. I could not agree more. When Karen Boros could not find good bread to go with her soup she turned creative and asked me to trade as many Breads as I could possibly make … Read More

ElmlidI did it!

Work in Progress

Mary Sherpe came by my play room to follow the process of baking. These are her pictures and this is her Blog Post about Bread Exchange at Stil in Berlin. Thank you!

ElmlidWork in Progress

In the playroom

I have now baked 16 of 30 of tonights Bread. I am slowly ,slowly seeing the end of the tunnel. If you are attending the dinner in Boros Bunker, and would like to trade a bread, let me know. I would bring one of the Loafs for you.

ElmlidIn the playroom

Bread Exchange Today!

Tomorrow I will be baking Bread for 350 people at Boros Bunker. I have ordered 67 kg of Germanys best flour from München. This amount of bread is really way above my limits and I have no idea how I will manage. So I am practicing practicing practicing. There will already be so much Bread ready this afternoon so please … Read More

ElmlidBread Exchange Today!