Monday, October 30, 2006

fun afternoon

Today for an hour I got to test three different ATV's for comfort.  These are brand new and very nice and since it is 65 degrees and sunny out it was a great way to pass the time.  I'll end up doing a bit of work at home but that's ok.


Yesterday I started my first yeast bread, I went home at lunch to do step two and three and hopefully tonight I can cook it and it will taste like bread.   In the efforts of eating healthier stuff, fresh bread chemical free should be better for us.  Unless I messed it up, then store bought bread might be safer.   My first problem is I could not get the 4th cup of flour to mix in so it has about 3.3 cups.  My second problem is finding a place that is warm for rising... we have vent heat so no handy radiator for it to sit on.   So from the bread makers, is sun good or bad for dough?  How about starter, does it need light?  I don't want to poison us with mold.


Ok, time to go home and get going on home projects.  I'll alert the media if I make passing fair bread.

1 comment:

Knit Knot said...

I have placed dough to rise in a sun puddle with no ill effects, but too warm will kill the yeast. Your house is probably quite warm enough to just leave it one the counter.

Starter is fine as long as it doesn't turn pink. Pink is very bad.

Flour amounts vary depending on the moisture in the ingredients. You are best off learning when your dough has enough rather than relying on set amounts. Experience will make all the difference.