Monday, May 03, 2021

Thanks to Jay, the Amazon Guy, and Brad

The Amazon delivery guy arrived before noon. 

Bread Machine W/ Horizontal PanHe brought a new WestBend bread machine. I happily noted the online pictures pretty much looked like what arrived. It does include a horizontal pan with duel paddle-kneading blades.  That makes it too large to keep on the counter, but it seems like it'll be easy enough to pick up and store in a convenient cubbyhole.

I remember a year ago, seeing flour disappear from grocery-store shelves.  I guess increased home bread-making became one consequence of the pandemic.

This afternoon, while we napped, the new appliance diligently kneaded a 50% whole wheat mixture.  Although the pan in this device will bake a 3-lb loaf, we added enough ingredients for a more usual 2-lb one.

Jay helped throw in what was needed.  I would like to also thank Bradley McGillicutty for his help too.  I didn't mix the sourdough starter until last night.  Although everyone says not to use the discard until after the colony has stabilized in a week or so, I couldn't see tossing out a half-cup of already bubbling flour.  So, Brad helped with our first loaf.  

(Incidentally, everybody names their sourdough starter.  I choose the first name after the character billed as a hero in Rocky Horror and McGillicutty because that was the name of my maternal grandmother's wild yeast starter.)

It apparently worked and the apartment does smell great.

Trial Loaf


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