Gahhh someone stayed up too late sucked into a new book I got for Christmas:
This book is great. Every vegetable, fruit, grain and nut is featured in a two page spread that includes all the info about it as well as a yummy sounding recipe. I flagged the hummus recipe (the name of the recipe is “the best hummus recipe ever” to make in my new blender). I guess I’m a nerd but I really get into reading about food!!
I finally shut off the lights around 11:15 and then this morning woke up at 7:30. I could have slept a lot longer but I made plans with my mama to go to a hot yoga flow class at 9:00 and had to eat beforehand. The class is not a traditional bikram class— but it is a class practiced in a heated room where we do one set of bikram poses with a vinyasa in between. I’m actually pretty sore from yesterday’s class so this will feel good to stretch out my muscles.
I had a quick breakfast of a waffle sammie using 2 maple cinn waffles (Nature’s Path brand) with hazelnut butter, preserves and a banana:
Today I am FINALLY getting to make my first batch of sourdough bread!!! Yesterday I had to make the firm starter out of the barm (the loose bubbly white stuff) by adding flour and water and letting it ferment at room temp for 4 hours. After it fermented I had to cover it back up and put it in the fridge again overnight. Today I actually get to mix the dough in my new kitchenaid, let it ferment ANOTHER 3 hours then let it proof for 2 more hours then bake!!!
I know it seems like a lot for two loaves of bread you could easily buy at your local bakery (or so says my mom), but I assure you that when you take the time to bake your own bread from scratch the end product is far superior to anything you could ever buy! It is also more about the process than the end product to me, at least. Like anything, you have to enjoy the journey! Creating something alive out of only flour and water is actually quite cool and the reason I do what I do! 🙂