Also this past weekend, while I was shopping in the rain, Greg was home making another loaf of the hand made bread. This is a unique method by Jim Lahey who says you don't NEED to knead bread and do repeated rises followed by punch down and kneading again. His method is simple. Although you do need to let it rise and rest for 18 to 24 hours. This time we left it for 24 hours and it created an even better airy texture. It had a soft but chewy crust, and was THE BEST bread made so far.
Ta Da!!! And here it is "singing." Have you heard that term? It is right after the bread is removed from the oven. You can hear it singing. Try it.
I think this bread will be a weekly staple around here.
I love to make quiche for a quick dinner. I had all the goodies for my favorite combo....bacon, tomato, asparagus, onion, red peppers, and shoot, I forgot to put the mushrooms in. Oh well, it was still really good. And this time, I didn't even put any cheese at all in it. It was tasty . Since I used Pam's method of potato crust instead of dough crust. Much healthier too.
I also made a new bread in my machine. Lemon poppy seed, with a lemon curd topping. YUM! I brought it over to my neighbors Carl and Sue who just got home from their winter place. Sue had to have some skin cancers removed from her face, and she was pretty ouchy.
I could eat a big bowl of that lemon curd. SOOOOOOO Good!!!!!
Spring is springing here in my neck of the woods. The sycamore trees are just about to open up and reveal their fresh spring greens. The bluebirds are eating worms and preparing to nest. The orange trees are all bursting with their fragrant blooms about to scent the air with that intoxicating aroma!! I am beginning to put the spring decor out. Got my front door baskets out with spring flowers in them.
Happy Hump Day. I am going to get my hair all pretty by my talented daughter Gennifer!