Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another long absence

Yet again, it's been weeks since I've posted (not counting my giveaway posts).  I can blame the first part of the absence on exams.  And then...the rest I can blame on recovering from my exams!  Of course, now that I've mostly recovered, it starts up again in a week and a half.  At least this time, when they're over, they'll really be over!  I will be finished with my first year in just about 2 weeks, and it can't come soon enough.

But anyway, about the cooking.  I've actually made a lot of stuff in the past few weeks.  It's going to be hard to know where to start.  I've become a little obsessed with making bread.  First, there's my Amish Friendship Bread.  I've cooked with it twice so far.  Then from that, I decided I wanted to make a sourdough starter.  That was not so successful.  The basic recipe was to start with a cup each of flour and water, and then once a day throw away half and add back 1/2 cup each of flour and water.  It was supposed to start bubbling and doing exciting things within a few days.  I gave it a week, and the only thing it grew was mold.  So I gave up on that.  I figure that if I want to eventually start using a sourdough starter, I'll just order one from King Arthur Flour.  My latest obsession has been Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.  I've cooked one loaf so far and it was amazing.

I'm going to post about each separately - easier to find.

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