Bread Day

A 4-post collection

Bread Day and Muffins

Today I am making wholemeal loafs to go out to others not me. One for Chaos' teacher and one for Capt. S at her insistence. The starter harvest, gathered closer to midnight last night than the dawn, has gone into an attempt at Health Muffins(tm) that also utilise the bruised and wrinkly apples that miss Chaos no longer wishes to go near.

Recipe will be appearing in my foodie blog as soon as I care to document them.

I am, however, running low on protein flour with no idea how to replace it. That's okay, though. I will be ordering some stoneground wholemeal for my sourdoughs henceforth, so further experimentation with that is in the near future.

Just as soon as I know I can afford $70 for twenty kilos of firkin flour.

The more you get, the cheaper it is by the kilo.

In a classic move showing the response time of the market, Aldi's special buys include GIGANTIC bags of flour and sugar. Possibly purchased in response to the panic-buying some major weeks ago. By the time it got to the shops... it was too late to take advantage of the panic purchasers.

It might be a little early for the second wave, panic, and lockdown. It's too soon to tell.

In the news:
- idiots are removing the broccoli stalk before they go to the checkout. - The large orange idiot is declaring that he has the power to shut Twitter down after it decided to add fact checks to his tweets.

The stalk is nutritious, delicious, and can be cooked so many ways, you won't believe it. Heck, next time I get veg, I'm going to experiment with brocco-noodles(tm) just to see how they cook up.

The PLN for all of that will definitely involve the weekend and a LOT of meal prep. We have a lot of meat in the freezer and I plan on using loads of it for my balanced diet.

Today... it's bread and muffins. And story. And 100 words into my novel, minimum. I have five minutes before it's time to bother the bread, so I'd better wash my hands again.

Two-parter Bread Days, I guess

So here's the thing with sourdough:

  1. You need to give your starter time to rise before you use it.
  2. This takes a majority of the morning.
  3. When you do use it, there's still mixing the dough and letting it sit for a while (aka Autolysing) before you add it to your stuff.
  4. Then there's stretching and folding at set intervals [1/2 hour to 1 hour depending on your mood, what the dough likes, etc] which you do a minimum of four
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Friday. It's time for bread

So. This morning so far is:

  • Feed cats
  • Consult with Beloved visavis bread making [it's white loaves this time]
  • Feed starters
  • Make pancakes out of harvest for Chaos
  • Realise that Chaos wants to eat them at home (fml)
  • See Chaos off to school
  • Finish making the pancakes
  • Prep for bread [weighing, sifting, containing]
  • Finally have coffee and pills
  • Unfuckening the house
  • And now I get to sit down and work for a change

It's been a busy morning, and I still haven't

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Hello, Rock. Hello, Hard Place...

The two week grace period is nearly done. If there's no signs of coughs or sniffles, I am sending Chaos back to school and doing the decontamination noise when she comes home.

I've encountered a further embuggerance as my Medium account is under investigation and I can't post until things are fixed. I'm moving as lickety-darn split as I can, but I'm also editing THREE YEARS OF INSTANTS so that the sig no longer contains solicitations for funds.

Honestly, it might be

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