RECIPE: Baking bread is sentimental for veteran journo

A recipe he learned to bake at age 12, Harald Pakendorf's bread loaf.

A recipe he learned to bake at age 12, Harald Pakendorf's bread loaf.

Bread is a staple food prepared by baking a bonded dough of flour and water. Delivered by the ton daily and usually easy to prepare, bread is an afterthought for many. But for veteran journalist Harald Pakendorf the process of baking bread has an almost sentimental essence to it.  

“It has a bit of history, my mother comes from Germany, she came to South Africa with my father who was a student there in the 1930’s. Their first stationing was in Lydenburg; the Afrikaans women in the station taught her how to bake it and it is a recipe I still use today, says the journalist-turned-restaurateur. 

“I bake one of those loaves and the whole house just smells of fresh bread and we actually sold the bread at my restaurant.”  

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