Weekend Coffee Share – Use a bigger bowl!

If we were having I’d welcome you in with a kink in my back. I’ve been nursing it all week with Ibuprofen.  I can’t even attribute it to anything other than a vicious sneeze and perhaps too much time in the hot seat at work.

Since we last had coffee the weekend’s have either been taken up with work or the back garden.   Work, a major project delivery with a few overnights involved.  There’s light at the end of the tunnel for now until the next phase.  

Then the garden which is really taking shape, the stump was finally removed, allowing me to finally get some shrubs in that have been in posts for too long, crying out for space being in pots for a couple of years whilst we get ourselves sorted.

Spending so much time outside in the garden I’ve really noticed the change in temperature and the garden coming to the end of season, which is sad in one way, in another though it’s harvest time.  I’ve got some really nice apples ready to be picked and entering into my favourite month of the year in terms of fresh produce. 

A new shed arrived this week which I’ll be painting later on, and I’ve been given the steer to cook a meal for two given the nephews are over. So I’m now racking my brain now……thinking which cook book to go to.

So a week into September, what you going to cook?   I’m still on with my bread journey, working through the recipes from my Danish book.   Lesson from last night.  Use a bigger bowl! And using the same dough for two loaves you definitely get a better result using the dutch oven.

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12 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – Use a bigger bowl!

  1. LOL, saw this on IG, whoops! Nothing like homemade bread, can’t wait to see the final product! Hope you feel better, no fun when we hurt ourselves sneezing.

  2. Oh nooo!
    I was a baker in college and had a few “rising” whoops.
    Always hated them because it wastes lots of $$ in valuable dough and time.
    The restaurant I worked at both used and sold the bread and we ran out almost every day – that recipe was sooo good.

    Anyway – I also hope your back settled down quickly. I know from experience how fast a sore back can ruin your life.

    1. Fortunately nothin serious for the home baker, but can imagine the issues it would cause in business. Good to know the pros get the same issues

  3. Oh,dear, I think we’ve all done that with bread dough at least once! I like to make mine in a crock bowl, something about the crockery always seems to help the bread rise… maybe it’s the way it holds the heat. I’m currently using glass (never use metal…it will kill the yeast!), and it works, but it’s not the same. At the moment, my house is in chaos. I have bins taking up half my dining area. My huge farmer’s table has been sold off, so I’m using a small drop leaf from my Gran’s estate. We’re hoping to be moving within the month or two at most, so there’s a lot of packing going on. With that, there’s also a lot of sorting to either garbage or charity. Moving is always a good time to weedle out what you don’t need, or can live without. I’ve already taken one carload of stuff to charity… and I’ve yet to get to the clothes closet. That’s this week. The apples sound delish! It’s been a while since I made an apple pie or some sauce… now, you’ve got me in the mood. 🙂 <3 Shalom, Bear

  4. That sounds so wonderful, too spend a lot of time in the garden 🙂 How exciting with a new shed. I often played with the thought of turning a nice shed into a small cabin, at some beautiful place.

  5. Loved these photos of how the bread turned out, and can relate to the difficulties of food escaping from the bowl cooking porridge in the microwave.
    I made a pavlova for dessert last night for our wedding anniversary. I love baking. Such fun.
    Unfortunately, I was late this week and missed the deadline. So, here’s a link to my coffee share post: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/weekend-coffee-share-9th-september-2019/
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

      1. It’s good stuff, isn’t it! I’m trying to get around to making another sponge cake with passionfruit icing. I made one for Father’s Day and it was great and very nostalgic. It was my mother’s specialty/. She’s still with us but doesn’t bake anymore.

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