Saturday, April 28, 2012

Baking Bread

I love baking bread. For many years I baked all of our bread. Loaves, baguettes, pita bread, English muffins, hamburger and hot dog buns. I loved it all.

Then the kids grew up and moved out. My Dear Motorcycle Dude and I didn't need as much bread. My sourdough starter died of neglect. It was sad, very sad.

Then, I was browsing the King Arthur Flour catalog and saw sourdough starter. I couldn't resist. I ordered it. I read the information on the care and feeding of sourdough starter. Feed the starter within 24 hours of receipt of the starter. Ok, I can do that. I waited, semi-patiently, for the email announcing shipment of my order.

I got the email! Yeah, it was coming. Oh no! It was going to be delivered while I was scheduled to be in California. That meant my Dear Motorcycle Dude was going to have to feed my starter. I printed the information so that he could feed and care for my precious starter. He did, and he did a wonderful job. I shouldn't have worried at all.

I've been back for a little over a week. I've used it to make pizza crust. Yummy!

Today, I'm making hamburger buns and small round loaves.

Here is the dough rising.

And now, time for dinner!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bad Dog Strikes Again

The other night when I was going to bed I decided to try leaving Bad Dog out of her crate. I hoped she had outgrown her naughty ways.

I had a cone of Bottom Line Thread drop on the floor. I didn't notice that it dropped. However, Bad Dog did notice. My dear Motorcycle Dude found this outside the next morning.

Alas, Bad Dog is not reformed.

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