Monday, January 13, 2014

Lessons from making bread

When you get the ingredients together and start mixing them to form the dough, it can get really messy and really difficult. How will this all come together? Will this ever form a ball to knead?

mixing together
mixing together

Stick with it, take a little at a time.Don't be afraid to add more flour.The mix will come together, the ball will form and be knead worthy!

kneaded and formed into a ball
kneaded and formed into a ball
One good thing with bread making is that you get to do some work like kneading and then let the dough rest. Split the dough into loaves and let the dough rest. Bake it, take out to cool (rest).

Kind of like the good practice for running workouts, hard and easy. Work and rest.

two fresh loaves
two fresh loaves
Best part, after all the work (and rest) you get to eat some of the bread... a nice reward!