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A spurt of domestic divinity

January 21st, 2015 at 08:41 pm

Made two loaves of bread, just the traditional sort. They rose beautifully: I used a thermometer and put the water in with the sugar and yeast when the water was 114F. I used my stand mixer to beat the dough. I also preheat the oven each rise to close to 200F, then shut off immediately when the loaves come in. The only heels of the bread I enjoy eating: the warm, crunchy type.

I also made root beer syrup which turned out okay -- I had the roots but not the extracts so I just made teas from the burdock and sassafras and let them steep for 20 minutes. Tomorrow I'm going to try hibiscus ginger syrup.

I am feeling some fatigue from cooking. The best I could manage after the bread, and more pertinently cleaning up after the bread, was broiling one portion of salmon. I may break down and get frozen entrees next shopping trip.

3 Responses to “A spurt of domestic divinity”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    The bread sounds really yum! Nice work Smile

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Do you have a dough hook for your stand mixer?

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    @CB in the City: I sure do have a dough hook, and I sure used it, stopping only when practically all the dough stuck to the hook.

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