Sunday, February 8, 2009

Adventures in Breadmaking.

Since we have the new dual-fuel Humongo-range, GF has decided it's time to bake some bread. With that in mind, she found a number of recipes online.

Take 1. Mix the ingredients, knead the dough a little. Set it aside to rise. Uh...no rising. Turns out that yeast had expired.

Take 2. Mix the ingredients and try to knead the dough. The dough is all crumbly and hard...not at all the consistency the recipe describes. Ah well, maybe it changes as it rises. It doesn't rise.

Take 3. While letting the yeast soak in warm water, GF mixes the dry ingredients. A noise catches her attention. She turns and finds Teufel sitting in the bowl of yeast. He doesn't rise either.

More as news warrants.

14 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

Um...

I was trying to come up with something helpful, as I do a fair amount of baking with yeast, but decided I can add nothing.

Hope things worked out better.

Eric said...

I find string or rattling a bag of dry food works if you want your cat to rise.

As for bread--I haven't baked any since college, and I never had great results. But I hope you can get things to work: fresh-baked homemade bread = awesomenomnomnomdrooooool.

neurondoc said...

Picture?

Anonymous said...

Picture of Teufel in the Kitchen Aid or a picture of the bread?

Anon GF

vince said...

Teufel in the Kitchen Aid!

MWT said...

That cat ain't right. Maybe if you started giving him daily baths, he'll stop liking water so much?

Nathan said...

Teufel got out of the bowl before I could get the camera.

The bread came out properly bready. Looks like bread. Smells like bread. Tastes like bread.

Mmmmmmm. Bread.

Anonymous said...

Ah....just so everyone knows....I did start over.

Anon GF

Nathan said...

Mmmmmm. CatButtBread.

Random Michelle K said...

Perhaps he wanted a yeast infection?

(runs and hides)

Jeri said...

I'm very glad my dog-children are unable to leap onto the table and countertops, or our cooking would be an adventure every time.

Anon GF, I'm very glad you started over. Furry bread would not be good.

Anonymous said...

Baking the kitten in a loaf of bread? GENIUS! Thanks for the tip!

--Ghlaghghee Scalzi

Eric said...

Ah, cat-in-the-blanket! Yummy!

neurondoc said...

Picture of either would've been just fine.