Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Making bread early!

Doozey woke me up at 3:30am beacuase the cat was crying to come in. Darn cat. This is how it goes for me every's about to make me sick from lack of sleep!

Anyway...I sort of became invigorated at that time, and I decided to "feed" the sourdough starter...which means adding more flour and water to the mix, so it can get to plooping again real good. I already had 2 cups of it in the pitcher, so I decided to use one cup and make bread...even though it has only been 4 days! I couldn't stand the thought of throwing it away as some recommend...or giving away...but so far not many people want to make bread...

I found a recipe in my old (and favorite) cookbook...(so I would not have to sign on and find a recipe before I could start).

I found out it sure makes kneading dough easy if you just lay down a few sheets of wax paper and do it on does move around a little, but the flour doesn't stick quite as bad and you KNOW you are kneading on top of a clean surface...which I always worry about. I like to keep things VERY clean in the kitchen. Counter tops are not always quite clean enough...even after scrubbing, for me. Or am I just anal???

The dough was smooth and elastic and is doing it's first rise right now...I have about 20 minutes left and I will snap a pic, then one after the loaves rise, and one of the finished loaves. What a way to spend your whole NIGHT...yikes...and I have a mandatory class, and my team meeting today...I hope I can stay awake!!! Coffee...will start brewing in only another 2 hours...around 6:30am...wish me luck! I probably won't have time to post the pics until I get home this be on the lookout!!! I'm excited. Well...I really cannot wait to taste it, all warm, and slathered with butter!!! Sorry...I must have that butter....I just have to!


Evelyn Howard said...

Julie, it's not fair - I'm excited too, but I will have to wait many hours to see the pics!!! :) I'm looking forward to it!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

OMG I hope you get some much needed sleep soon. We don't want you getting sick.

Urban Green said...

Oh! that's way too early. Take care, and looking forward to your pictures.