Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm a dough beater

After all the waiting for the starter to do it's thing, I finally have sour dough bread. Believe me...It was worth the wait. If you don't remember I used this recipe here. I got it a little brown but man it's great. The crust was really hard when we got it out of the oven but after cooling over night it was just right. I never knew that could happen. I thought it was just gonna be tough but the next morning it was fine. If any of you give this recipe a try please let me know you yours turns out too.

Warren ask in a comment on the last post about my smoking and my cokes. Thank you Warren for asking and I am doing some better the last few days. The numbers I was posting just seemed to make it harder for me and I felt that i was letting others down each day I posted my results. I will start next week, on Monday, posting better results for us all. Thank Warren for asking about it. I was hoping...I mean thinking everyone had forgot about it. LOL

I am sorry I have been so long answering comments.....I have been busy helping out some friends. Is that a good enough excuse???? Thanks for staying with me.



HermitJim said...

Man...that bread sure looks good to me! Send me some by e-mail, OK?

Good work on the bread!

mmpaints said...

Congrats on the successful loaf of bread! Now doesn't it taste heavenly? Good job!

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

The bread looks good!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Your bread looks wonderful! I had hoped to try some this weekend but other things are happening. I really need to try this.


Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

your loaves look great. I know you're proud of yourself. The recipe I used is really the same one I used, I felt mine was worth the trouble, really delicious. love the aroma in the house.

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Yummy! I just might have to give it a try! Don't worry about answering comments. Do what you have to do! We'll still be here!

scoutinlife said...

You bring the bread I'm making pork loin tonight the has been soaked in a brine the last 2 days! Have a great weekend!

The Scavenger said...

Hermit Jim, saving you some the coffee on too, come on over brother.

MM, thanks, it's great. I wish I could let you all try a piece. Thanks.

Shiloh, It's even better than it looks too. Thank you.

Debbie, please try this bread, I know you will love it. If I can make it..anybody can.

Joanna, I am proud of the bread. Baking is not really my strong point but I am learning as I continue to try. Thanks.

Gen, give this bread a try. Like Joanna said "it's worth the time". Nothing like good fresh bread....and the smell of it too. Thanks for being such a faithful reader.

Scout, pork loin would be just the thing this bread needs. What time do we eat man. I'm on my way...

Thank you all so much for your comments. They just make my day.


Amy said...

That's some good looking bread Chris. I think you did a great job. There's nothing better than homemade bread is there?

Kymber said...

first off - NO ONE has forgotten about you! some of us know the incredible work you have been doing for the past while and we are Very Thankful for your efforts!

secondly - no one forgot about your cig or coke count - i think most of us realized that the posting of the numbers might have been getting you down - you need to remember that the people who read your blog are sending all of their best wishes at all times! and we all know that you
can do this buddy - it might just take a little longer than your originally planned!
keep up the good work in all your endeavours friend - we are all here to provide friendly support!!!

your friend,

TEAM HALL said...

Great job, dough beater!! I knew you'd like it!
You don't have to reply to my comments...I know yer busy!!!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Yes, that is a good enough excuse! The bread looks yummy, Chris, and I need to get on the ball and make bread too while the house is cool!

The Scavenger said...

Amy, maybe we can ride to Bakers Anonymous together...LOL Thanks

Kymber, thank you for understanding and for being such a good friend.

Team Hall, Great bread and thanks for the link too. You da best !!

Mary, get on the ball is right. You're gonna love this bread, the oven will help warm the house up to. lol

Thank you all too much for always leaving such nice comments. You are all great friends for this ol' boy to have.


Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Chris, that bread is gorgeous, I see there is more than one baker in the house!

Just do what you can on the cig and coke thing - it will take a while and everyone is pulling for you. Hang in there, buddy!

edifice rex said...

I was just going to ask you how the Coke and smoke thing was going! I've been hoping that you are still hanging in there and doing better.
Oh, the bread looks great. I will be so glad to get a full size oven in order to bake again.