I haven't written in a week because it's been raining cats and dogs here and I have had nothing new to write about. Basically, I am working, rehearsing (I got a part in our local production of "Jesus Christ Superstar") and watching the news. Not good writing material.
But, during this "I don' wanna' go outside" whine, I started making my own bread. I was surfing the web and ended up at the King Arthur Flour site and they have recipes for EVERYTHING! that can be construed as baking. I was in heaven.
They have a recipe for Daily Bread that literally takes only a few minutes a day of work. I'm not gonna reproduce the recipe here because it is a proprietary recipe owned by King Arthur Flour but you can go to the website and get it (and a ton of other recipes) free.
I love it! I get up in the morning and put the yeast, sugar and warm water in the mixer bowl. I then add 1 cup of the flour and stir. I then go and make breakfast for myself and hubby. When I am done with that i come back and turn on the mixer, add the rest of the flour and let it mix until it makes a nice dough. I take it out put it in a greased bowl, cover it and leave it in the livingroom (cuz that's where the fire is) all day.
When I come home from work I take it out and shape it on my pizza peal (with lots of corn meal underneath so it will slide into the oven and not stick) I teach my first piano lesson (1/2 hour) and then go and turn on the oven. I teach my second piano lesson, then go and put the bread into the oven, by the time the 3rd lesson is over, the bread is done! I can do this every day and have fresh bread every day, and I know what ingredients are in the bread!