It's not much to look at, admittedly. It's the mundane ice planet of death. But those apparent bald patches of lawn there are actually encased in ice, thick enough that Krissy and the dog both had difficulty walking across the lawn this morning. The roads are a mess, school is canceled and Krissy is staying home. And of course more mess is on the way, with snow, sleet and ice trading places as the day goes by, and a winter storm warning that doe … Read More
Later today, after feeding the sourdough starter, I’ll make a couple of loaves of some sourdough variety, probably of the Italian persuasion.
I’ll update this blog with photos later as the results come out of the oven. I just pray the power remains on long enough for me to finish all this baking.
Mid Afternoon Update: The scones mix turned out well. The Harvest Cracked Wheat bread looks scrumptious:
And I’ve got Rustic Sourdough Kaiser Rolls rising for the next hour or so:
Sadly, my bread machine has reached the end of its useful life. As I was proofing the yeast in the bread pan for the Rustic Sourdough, I noticed a puddle forming on the counter under the bread pan. Once a bread pan starts leaking, it’s time to trade up or trade in or whatever you do with old bread machines. This will be my fifth bread machine.
And, of course, I’d like to move way, way up on the fashion scale, from my Chevy model that I bought at Wal-Mart a couple of years ago, to this Cadillac model offered and highly recommended by King Arthur Flour: