Friday 12 September 2014

Bread machine II

It was a weird bread that I made the other day. (Laughing)
That's for sure, "Wil".
But, I did it all after the manual.
Liquid and butter first, then the flour and at last the yeast. Shut the lid and pressed the start button.
Maybe it was programmed the wrong way??? It must be that, there is
no other explanation.

Today I had another go. Just to make sure that it is do-able.

This time I didn't go after the manual.
I mixed the flour and the dry yeast first, poured the liquid in and gave it a few rounds with the spoon. After that I filled the dough into the bread machine and choose the setting:
basic white, medium.

3 hours later: Tada!
A nice bread. A little weird form, but very tasty.

I am not a big bread eater, but I like this bread better than the ones you usually buy in store. They are all way to fluffy and soft for my taste. Just "Air" and no substance.
And the bread machine take the job of kneading! That's the one which stops me from baking my own bread more often. So, when I got the opportunity to try a friends bread machine, I did. Now I know what I would get if I wanted to buy my own.

Best would be if I could make my own sour dough rye bread.
Maybe I do that once in the future......

Thursday 11 September 2014

Another day of gorgeous fall weather

While other parts of Canada experience the first touch of winter we at the coast have still nice late summer days.
I have been busy with my two jobs and had not much time to blog a lot lately.
The "summer people", as the Islanders call them, have started to leave. Same with the birds. One or the other humming bird is still around, but many are already on their way south. The black berries finally are ripe and mountain ash trees are full of red berry clusters.
That is a sure sign that winter getting is closer.
Today's produce: tomatoes, carrots and squash
I cleared a little in my garden, took the chicken fence down, pulled some of the old plants out and weeded. It's not the end of the season yet and there are still carrots in the ground and tomatoes on the wine.
The should-be-a-bread-thing
Tried to bake a bread in a borrowed bread machine. That didn't turn out too well. And yes, I read the manual first. :))
Went through my receipts to figure out what I had spent through the last four month. I guess I was frugal enough to please myself.
And last not least I keep enjoying a cup of coffee and a brownie on the deck.