The weather here in South Texas remains cool and rainy. I don’t believe I’ve experienced such a long spell of inclement weather here.
As a result, I’m focusing on practice with my smart stove. Cooking and baking are favourite hobbies of mine, so the weather is at least affording me that pleasure.
Last evening, I baked my first attempt at artisan bread (first attempt in Texas, that is). It didn’t rise as much as I had hoped it would. That could have been the recipe, or it could have been my “possibly not too smart” oven.
The bread tastes good, has a nice crumb, a slightly chewy crust, and a tender middle, so it wasn’t a failure by any means, and maybe it wasn’t intended to rise more. We’ll enjoy it with soup tonight.
Photo Note: When I took the photo, I had the subject focus set wrong, thus the gooey appearance of the left side of the cut slice. It wasn’t gooey at all. I took the photo just before I went to bed and didn’t check it until this morning. Once again, the lesson to take a few shots from different angles came back to me. I’ll remember it next time.
“Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive.”Roy T. Bennett
Homemade bread and soup sounds like the perfect dinner when the weather is cool and rainy. Looks good to me!
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Thanks, Betty! It’s a perfect combo … I know this because I’ve already tried it 😉 Thanks for reading and commenting. Enjoy the rest of your day!