Monday, June 25, 2007

Ready, set, bake!




Fun for a Sunday. This is a white hearth loaf that took me (with the rising cycles) all of Sunday. It starts with a sponge which is always fun because the risen size is always dramatic. The kids enjoyed looking at it, but weren't as blown away by the rising as I expected.

The full gallery, including a few pictures showing the various stages is here.

4 comments:

JimII said...

Bread making is cool. It is an excellent addition to your beer making. And pie making, right?

Why don't you weigh 800 pounds?

Matt Dick said...

That's a really good question. The answer is that I don't do any of these things all that often. Bread making is the most old-world cool thing of those, the beer is a nice background thing to have at the ready.

The pies are the most dangerous -- they are easy to make, take almost no time to gratification, and contain a lot of calories when you eat them half a pie at a time.

There are lots of reasons why it's surprising that I don't weigh 800 pounds. Krispy Kremes are another, Chinese food is another, etc. etc. etc.

Bethany said...

I think the key is that it isn't frozen custard. If there were a frozen custard stand between home and work, he would, without a doubt, weigh 800 pounds. The rest he can dabble in without over-doing it.

Beth

Matt Dick said...

Beth, you're right. Even eating half a pie at a time only means I eat two full pies in a day and a half. I only feel the real requirement to bake a pie every month or so. It's controllable.

If there were a good frozen custard stand on the way to work, I would be a hippopotamus inside of 18 months.