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.


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.


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.