“Fresh, warm bread. What is there like fresh, warm bread?
The line, “Plain and simple. Simple and plain. Water, salt and flour”, sung by the Baker when describing the delights of a freshly baked loaf to his new wife, was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this week’s challenge. Shame the song – featured on the Original London Cast recording – was cut from subsequent productions of the show due to its similarity with another song sung by the Baker – Merci Madame.
This loaf (alas, not baked by me) could have been described using many of the superlatives uttered in the show to describe freshly baked bread – “And that crust is really / pure temptation / perfect shape / perfect size / thrills the nose / fills the eyes / stomach juicing / drool inducing / flawless / wondrous…”
Especially when served for lunch with a variety of cheeses and caramelised onion chutney – yummy…