Saturday, March 26, 2016

Before Coffee

This morning, before work and, yes, before coffee even, I tended to my wee little beasties. First I took out Legion and made a batch of bread dough. It always comes out so thick it threatens to overheat my mixer so I end up kneading it by hand. After about 10 minutes of that, it was ready to set aside to ferment. By tonight, it should be ready to form into loaves and then proof overnight.

Last night I started a batch of yogurt using the little bit of yogurt I set aside from the previous batch. When I make yogurt I set aside about a cup in a container just large enough to hold it without much air space. That way, no one goes in and out of it and contaminates it and it's ready and waiting for me. (Incidentally, remember when I couldn't find my packages of yogurt starter? I found them. Buried in the downstairs freezer. But for today I'm still using the carryover from the last batch.) This morning I doled out the yogurt into containers and now we're good for a while.

Now I can have my coffee as I have a breakfast of homemade yogurt with homemade peach melba jam and homemade granola. Mmmm. I am so lucky.

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