Shiao-Ping bakes and blogs about bread down in Australia. I'm always inspired by her amazing technically detailed bread notes and wonderfully executed loaves. When we met the first time it was at the San Francisco Baking Institute during a baking course. She tapped my shoulder and said, "are you Jeremy from Stir the Pots?" Wow, I was spotted! Fun. Anyway, we chatted and became lab partners. I loved her spark and joie de vivre. She inspired then and she still does!
This lovely miche is dedicated to Shiao-Ping, who seems to have found inspiration from my early efforts borrowing from the site Sourdough, and which had reminded me of previous miche-efforts while working for a hot August at Bouley bakery. This is Shiao-Ping's version. It's damned good!