Wednesday, 6 December 2017

By 09:15...

I had a loaf of bread on its first rise, had looked up (but not yet made) a recipe for cheese straws and a batch of quorn and mushroom chilli con carne was on the go on the hob.

I don't know about you, but when I want to bake anything, especially bread, I like to start first thing otherwise I never seem to get going and things usually go wrong.

One down side to this is that I quite often forget about the bread because I forget to put the timer on. I can visit the airing cupboard for some reason (such as getting a towel, hanging up a tea towel, or knocking the heating on or off.

I look down and there it is, practically climbing out of its bowl or loaf pan (depending on what stage I was at). A climb out the bowl is easier to deal with, as if its climbs over the edge of the loaf pan, you end up with winged bread.

Nothing too bad in that, I cut them off and we enjoy them as a treat, usually spread with butter and home made jam!

Finished items!

A white loaf with barley malt extract:

 A pan of quorn and mushroom chilli for tea plus 2 containers for the freezer:
And some very nice cheese straws:
The recipe for which came from this site, however, I did find that 7 minutes was way too short (a mistake perhaps) and I needed to cook them for 14 minutes. I also needed almost 2 tablespoons of water but be very careful not to overdo it, same with the cayenne pepper.


12 comments:

  1. Yes, that happens to me with bread as well ! Your cheese straws and chili look delicious, I shall have to try the recipes !

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    1. Cheese straws were fab. Chili was just made up as I went.

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  2. I always feel totally virtuous if I'm having an 'achieve lots by 10am' kind of day. On the other hand just recently I've been having lots of 'oh bugger it's going dark and I've done sweet fanny adams' kind of days !!

    Your bread looks lovely 😊

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    1. Thanks. I have too many days like that as well.

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  3. I can do the same with my dough. If it's the last rising, I just knock it back and start again!
    J x

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    1. I once had to bake the bread just before bed as I had knocked it back twice and still forgotten about it!

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  4. Your comment about cutting off the wings and enjoying them for a treat whizzed me back to my childhood.
    Mum used to cut the corners vertically down and put butter on them when we came to the door after playing in the garden. I think that bought her a little more time to finish cooking our supper! Sue

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    1. How lovely. Haven’t heard about cutting the corners off before.

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  5. I'd love to make more bread but just can't get into it at the moment.

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    1. Certainly got to be n the mood to do it I find.

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  6. My bread is not rising as it should lately. Still tastes good though. The cheese straws look very tasty.

    God bless.

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    1. I use sachets of yeast as when I use a tin, I find it stops working quicker, might be that?

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