I am home, curled up on the couch today, watching Mansfield Park and wishing that I were baking.
It’s freaking cold.
Soon I will go upstairs and lay down in my bed and fall asleep while watching something silly and mildly entertaining.
It’s my best so far.
I am so excited.
I made loaves of French bread!
So I’ve got some French-style loaves in the oven. I messed up a bit because I accidentally put oil in the dough, and I am a bit pressed for time so I didn’t let it rise the second time as much as I should have. But I have four small French loaves in the oven.
Tonight I am going to see The Ides of March with Alix, since tomorrow is my first day at my new job and she thinks I should do something to mark my last day of freedom. :) I really have wonderful and supportive friends.
Kellie did some baking today too! She tried a recipe from The Joy of Cooking, and so far she has been underwhelmed by the turn-out. It might be that she is a novice at bread-baking, or that the recipes are mediocre, or maybe a bit of both.
I also had a failure today with the Pumpkin Spice Pull-apart bread. I bought A TON of pumpkin so I will try again tomorrow, and make sure that my yeast proofs first.
Alright friends, all 7 of you!
I know I promised to bake every day except Sunday, and that today is Wednesday, and that I should bake today.
But I realized that unless I have a plan, I can’t very well execute my plan. So since today I did Things, I will spend my evening planning the next couple of weeks’ baking, so that the rest of my time can be used more productively. I can’t keep buying flour every few days, or running out of ingredients.
See you all tomorrow!