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Dodgy baking weather

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AnnieT

Dodgy baking weather

I was looking forward to spending the day playing with bread dough, but the wind has been blowing a gale all night and there is a wind advisory. The power has been out twice already so it doesn't seem wise to start any baking. I do have the steel cut oats version of the NKB all ready to shape so I guess I will cross my fingers and go for it - don't have much choice. Or go fly a kite? A.

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Susan

If you have a gas stove, make some English Muffins! Got to feed that Bread Monkey!

 

Susan from San Diego

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AnnieT

No such luck, Susan, the house is all electric which I actually prefer for baking. Does make for some interesting times when trees fall into the power lines. My sons and their dad bought me a propane heating stove last year after a really cold spell without power, and I have a tiny ring that sits on top of a cannister of propane to heat water.

Yesterday I made my Fisherman's Pie for supper and I have some mashed potatoes, also potato water, in the refrigerator. Can anyone tell me whether I can use the spuds in bread - they have butter and milk in them and a small amount of salt? I know that in general cooked potatoes are considered good to add to bread, but in that case would they need to be cooked without salt and butter? Of course I could add some cheese and make a meal of them, but it would be better for my weight to make bread to give away. A.

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KipperCat

It seems to me that since we sometimes add butter and milk to bread, and always add salt, the potatoes should work fine.

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AnnieT

Thanks, Kippercat, I will look for the mashed potato recipe I copied into my blue notebook and give it a try. Nothing venture, nothing gain, or something like that. I have used potato flakes but never the real thing, so it will be an adventure, A.