Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm losing it...I think

This morning I thought I would be on the ball and bake some bread. Impressed? You shouldn't be, I bake bread all the time. Being that summer is almost here, this would be a good time since I don't bake when the months begin to get warmer, so this would be my last time for a long while.

I go ahead and begin. I do everything I'm suppose to do. Mix, knead, rise, wait...everything.
To let it rise, I put the dough in a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and put it in the oven to rise.
Why did I put it in the oven you ask? Well, I had all the windows open in the kitchen and dough will not rise in a cool room, the oven was off, so, I put the dough in there to let it do it's thing.

I then put the timer on for 30 minutes and go get on the computer and start looking for vacation deals. I'm looking, I'm looking and I suddenly remember that I should turn on the oven so that it can pre heat. I've got about 20 minutes to go and that would be perfect to pre heat it.

I go into the kitchen and turn said oven on to 425* and walk away...back to the computer. I'm still looking for a deal and although I smell something, Oh I don't know, like something baking, I continue my search. The timer goes off and I'm totally involved in my search and I think to myself...I don't have to get up right now, nothings gonna happen to it.

Wrong! As you know by now, I had turned on the oven with the dough covered in plastic wrap in a old vintage bowl that is not made for the oven heat. I had no idea of what I had done until I reached the kitchen and then and only then did I realize what I had done. Needless to say, I took it out and placed it on the counter. There is no sign of plastic wrap except for a little sticky substance on the edge of the bowl. The bread is cooked and I am dumbfounded as to what I was thinking. I tell ya...I am losing it. This is not the first time something like this has happened to me, but it seems to be happening more and more. Laugh, yeah, I'm laughing at myself. What else can I do? So, I'll try and salvage the bread, clean up the bowl as best I can and perhaps I'll make some more tomorrow..who knows, maybe I'll forget too! I'm just say'n


  1. I love to make bread too! I haven't done it for some time now though. I have a ale bread recipe that I'm gonna try. The ale has been sitting the fridge for a while now. Maybe your post will get me moving. Thanks.

    Oh! And I'll try not to use plastic wrap on mine, especially after that story.

  2. Maybe the plastic wrap makes for a chewy crust?
    LOL...reminds me of Brandy, who never used her stove, so she stored all her tupperware in it.
    Well, she goes to make something for her new boyfriend, pre-heats the can guess the rest! haha!

    I see the red 3 tier basket I gave you in the pic! Glad to see you liked it! :0)


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