Bread Sponge

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    12 ounces

    • Difficulty


Appears in


By Joanne Chang

Published 2010

  • About

Most people don’t realize what an entirely different beast bread baking is from cooking, or for that matter, from most other baking. Bread is alive. It’s filled with yeast spores that eat and sleep and burp and hiccup and grow and die. I once explained to my husband, Christopher, that working with bread is fun because it is always changing, depending on the weather, its mood, the stars, or how it was treated the day before or that morning. He looked at me and said, “Are you sure you’re talk