Mixed: 12:10 pm
Molded: 2:30 (and overproofed…)
Baked: 3:45 (and underbaked…)
Gave a boule to the Harris Family
This sweet little (overproofed and underbaked) boule is sitting next to me as I drove to the Harris house. I posted last time about my under-performing oven, and this sad little loaf of bread is the result. The Harris’s are all-forgiving, so I knew I could share with them. And I was in the mood for sharing. Thank goodness for friends!
Sharing is contagious. Our neighborhood has become a place of exchange. Lemons for avocados, chicken-sitting for avocados, okay, just take the avocados!!! (By the way, we gladly accept avocados as payment for anything, since we don’t have a tree, but those who have a tree can ONLY eat so much guacamole…)
Anyway, back to the bread, our oven is being quite uncooperative. I baked the rosemary boules at less than an ideal temperature (400 :() I was looking to bake in a neighbor’s oven, but then I turned the oven on and it worked!–sort of… Not really.
So, we had Jerry, the OvenGuy, over to take a look. And guess what? He turned the oven on and it heated to 500 degrees in no time. Figures. ($89)
And of course, you know the story, when we ran a trial run today… It didn’t work.
Okay, we still ate the bread, just like the all the Harris’s did. Here was our dinner:
I’m not even going to talk about it. Life without a properly working oven is pretty lame.
For me anyway…
So, today, instead of baking, despite the fog and the mist, and the overall drizzlyness, we went to the BEACH!!!