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June 11th, 2009

Thursday, June 11th, 2009 03:34 pm
at the grocery store, a sign by the bananas:

"If I look like this, I'm free!"

(picture of an overripe banana, drawn with markers)

smaller text underneath "(like a banana, but grosser)"
Thursday, June 11th, 2009 05:51 pm
The trail of links from Bitsy's about the croissants led me to this recipe for bread. I was suspicious of the claim that bread made without kneading would, well, would do anything bread-like at all, really. But the rest of the recipe was appealing... the small number of ingredients and the long rising are both qualities I like and trust in a bread recipe. And indeed, it worked out. And was so easy!

I don't have a 6-8 quart pot that can go in the oven, so I split the dough into two and put each half in a heavy ceramic pot. This made tiny funny loaves, and I think next time I might just use one pot and see what happens. The bread didn't spring up enough for me that I feel it's likely to overgrow my pan.

Now I have bread! And can stop worrying about whether it's safe to put the ceramic casseroles in the oven, and at what temperature, because 450° is about as hot an oven as I ever use.