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Stephanie Brim's picture
Stephanie Brim

The things that can make your day...

The last few weeks have sucked TREMENDOUSLY around here. Good bread is how I cope. In order to stop the current round of chaos that was the wind down for bedtime last night, I offered to the kids that we should mix up dough.

400g flour

2 pinches of yeast

8g salt

300g water

I wanted a wet, tasty dough that would be ready in time for dinner the next day. I woke up today and at 3 or so punched it down and shaped it. A couple hours later I put it in the oven. Half an hour at 425 later, this is what I pulled out of the oven:

The loaves are almost round. ROUND. Can't believe it.

Basic things can make you so happy.

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GrapevineTexas's picture
GrapevineTexas

is about the most satisfying thing I know.

Your loaves are beautiful.  (I LOVE that first photo!)

 

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Janetcook

Great way to redirect behavior!  How nice to have something so simple to toss together easily without a big fuss...and then the fun of expectation to see what will result the following day.  Bet your kiddos enjoyed these.  They look great and a nice size for small slices and a quick bite to eat.  Smart mom :-)

Hope things settle down BUT with kids/family/life I know something is always brewing  :-O.  Bread baking is my saving Grace too.

Take Care,

Janet

Janetcook's picture
Janetcook

Great way to redirect behavior!  How nice to have something so simple to toss together easily without a big fuss...and then the fun of expectation to see what will result the following day.  Bet your kiddos enjoyed these.  They look great and a nice size for small slices and a quick bite to eat.  Smart mom :-)

Hope things settle down BUT with kids/family/life I know something is always brewing  :-O.  Bread baking is my saving Grace too.

Take Care,

Janet