Today is “Araw ng Kagitingan”, which is when we remember our countrymen’s severe test of resilience as the Second World War began that day in 1942. (It’s also our anniversary as husband and wife, which is a whole different story, haha!) But going back to what today commemorates: In a way, we’re facing a “war” in these uncertain times of our lives. The lockdown, the virus, food and medical supplies shortage and everything that are country is experiencing at this time.
To mark our anniversary, I tried Daphne’s “no-knead bread”. It’s such a powerful lesson of marriage and of making-things-work, especially during these rough days we find ourselves in. (For the spread, a nice olive oil with balsamic glaze works well, eat it plain, it’s very tasty. To add my personal touch, I used some kamias fruit that we made into a jam from our kamias tree in our garden.)
Just as something delicious can come from some simple ingredients, there is always something good that comes out from dark times. Let’s make an extra effort today to look at our present moment and be grateful for what we have made of it.
Be safe; stay home, and stay well, everyone!
P.S. Thanks This is therapeutic. It eases up anxieties. ❤
Here’s the recipe in a nutshell.
3 cups Bread Flour or All Purpose Flour
1-1/2 cups Warm Water
2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
Combine flour, salt and yeast. Add water and stir til its a shaggy dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap for at least 10 hours. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Place a Dutch oven into the preheated oven. While Dutch oven heats, form dough into a ball with floured hands. Cover loosely for 30 minutes. Place the dough into heated Dutch oven. Bake in covered Dutch oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for 12 minutes more. Enjoy!