Hello, and seeking help with one-armed baking
Hello all. So, I've been a guest for months now, a....sponge (forgive me) for all sorts of ideas, tips, recipes. Now I have a dilemma, and must ask for advice. I am coming up on rotator cuff surgery, on my dominant arm, just as soon as it may be scheduled. This means six weeks in a sling, then six more weeks of gentle motion, before load-bearing (read "dough-kneading") is again permitted. We're a 3-loaves-per-week family, with substantial batches of scones, muffins and biscuits tossed in for variety. Hey, there are six of us, including a daughter and three sons, all very pre-teen. I am the family cook and baker, and I'm afraid the standup freezer just won't hold 36 loaves of bread, in addition to standby suppers, cookie dough pellets, AND all the spring fruit that will need to wait for the necessarily postponed jam-canning. Any suggestions on good one-handed breads? I suppose freezing dough would use less space, but how to thaw and bake it? Heck, how exactly to freeze it? The kids are learning biscuits and scones quite handily, and of course muffin batter makes for easy stirring and scooping, but kneading is still beyond their strength just yet. Any ideas on bread-baking alternatives would be gratefully appreciated!