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The things that can make your day...

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.

Comments

GrapevineTexas's picture
GrapevineTexas

is about the most satisfying thing I know.

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

 

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

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