Sunday, April 18, 2010

This better be good. . .

LOL! That is what I used to say to my sons when they were growing up and I caught them doing something "Mom don't allow" and they would say, "I can explain."

Anyway. . . I have spent all weekend working on my sourdough bread, so "This better be good!" Right now it is Sunday morning at 9:45 am local time. The dough had been rising in my oven for 20+ hours. I don't think it rose enough for the time it spent in the oven. But one of my blog readers, who has much more experience at this thing than I do, assured me that sometimes it rises a lot and other times it doesn't. I just now mixed the rest of the ingredients together, kneaded the dough like the directions call for, and placed it back in the oven to rise for 2 to 4 hours.

I tasted a small piece of the kneaded dough. It definitely has a sourdough "tang" to it.

And speaking of "kneading". . . I have a bread machine, one of the best on the market, and I do use it. But there is something about kneading dough that is good for the soul. When I am kneading the dough, I can pretend the "beating" I am giving that dough with my hands is directed at someone or something that has caused me frustration or pain in my life!!!

Stay tuned!


  1. I love it! I am sitting here on the edge of my chair waiting to hear how this comes out. :))


  2. Me too,lol.
    Will you hurry up and get that loaf in the oven !!
    Oh the suspence.........


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