Sunday, November 18, 2012

Failure to Rise - Part Two....hundred

Today I made bread. I made lots of bread.  Some of it good, some of it not. My dear sweet beautiful wife suggested that "maybe it's the yeast, maybe you should try a different brand".  God bless her.  She's such an encourage-er. I would have said, "you suck at making bread, you've never made a loaf that was worth a damn!" But not Brittney..."maybe it's the yeast."  Heck yeah it's the yeast.  I'm sticking with that. And you know why?  I made two different recipes today. One of them did OK and yielded two very dense but tasty loaves.

The other...complete failure to rise. I tried to proof the yeast according to the directions on the recipe, but it didn't really seem to be doing anything.  But it is the rapid rise and the yeast pouch says nothing of proofing it so I assumed that to be the problem, after all the first recipe I made did rise more than these.

So I'll be back with more bread talk once I get that new yeast my wife is talking about.

What I will tell you is this, even though my bread was pretty much a failure as bread goes, it was a huge success in spending time with my 18-mos old daughter...Isn't she just adorable?  She loves to help daddy cook!

She had lots of fun throwing the soupy dough all over the counter while stirring but she really loved helping knead the dough. Little does she know that her entire world is about to be turned upside down...hopefully today. My wife is about eleven months pregnant right now. We are expecting our second little girl on Tuesday so Kenzie is in for a big shock I think...we all are actually!  I at least know there's going to be a new permanent guest in our house for the next 18 years, but poor little Kenzie has no idea what's coming. And I admit I have no idea of what to expect either though. We have two female dogs, now two daughters a wife and a! 

The Peasant Loaf

1 comment:

  1. I bet the bread is eaten one way or another and no, I figure none of you really know what to expect when little Courtney finally makes her grand entrance! Just like a woman, is it not? Andddd I think you are one man that can hold his own in a house full of females!