Sunday White Bread

Yesterday I got up early to go with my family to visit a family member in the hospital. She seemed in good spirits, and was excited to see us. This let me relax a little, which sounds like it would be good, but as soon as I stopped worrying I realized that I didn’t eat breakfast and…

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Last night I made cinnamon rolls, but a less sweet and more chocolately version. Let’s be real, we usually use breakfast as an excuse to eat dessert, but if I’m making something for breakfast I don’t want it to make all my teeth fall out. I want it to be gentle, and substantial enough that…

Home and Cinnamon

Today I got home for a full week of spring break. There will be much sitting and relaxing. People keep asking me if I have “big plans” and I keep being confused by the fact that people want to use their break to be busy. No. I’m gonna sit on my couch and watch TV…

Sesame Bread

So I kinda cheated. On the bread. I saved half the dough from yesterday (without the filling) and let it rise overnight. I only did it because I accidentally made twice as much as I expected to…. and also I wanted to see what would happen. I don’t even feel bad about it. I got…

Sesame Tomato Swirl

It turns out that 2 tablespoons and 2 cups aren’t actually the same thing. I was trying to figure out why the very fragrant sesame bread dough I’d carefully folded together was so wet, when I realized that I’d added wayyyy too much water. About 5 times as much as I was supposed to, actually. I tried to convince…

Chocolate Orange Overnight White

Chocolate and oranges were make to be together. They are perfection. And just to make sure we’re on the same page here, I don’t understand people who don’t like chocolate. But go ahead and don’t eat it, more for me. I pulled the towel off the fermenting dough this morning and I think I actually…

Chocolate is Life

I had a class from 10am-6pm, including a test. It was an unfortunate experience. When I got back home I sat down, watched the season finale of Downton Abbey, and then realized I needed to make bread. I was still too tired to stand though, so I read my bread book. Finally! Turns out I’ve been making bread…

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Today was a good day. And by good I mean I did a thing, not I did a thing well. I tried, but apparently I can’t read and when I thought the recipe said “Ferment 1.5 hours” it actually said “Ferment 1.5 hours, fold, ferment another  1.5 hours, then form and proof for an hour”. Let’s…

Overnight White

I woke up, punched down the dough, which looked very bubbly and delicious. I also realized I don’t have a dutch oven, which apparently I’m supposed to have. So instead of putting the dough in that, I floured it and put it back in the bowl. When I came back two hours later I regretted…

It Came

It came and I was in class and I looked on the package tracker and saw it had arrived and almost jumped out of my seat! But I didn’t. I stayed in class (you’re welcome mom) and patiently waited for the drone of equations to come to an end. When I finally got out and…

The Beginning

I bought a book today! The best kind of book: a cookbook. It’s like a normal book, but it teaches you how to make all of your dreams come true. My dreams are going to be fulfilled by Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish. I bought it because I…