It's been baguettes, french breads and many...MAny loaves filled with numerous nuts; seeds and grains for awhile now...
.... "wweeee?" *giggle*
Safe to say; my freezer is now fat and carb-filled with all that baked gluten! I love the loaves too much to throw them away! Refreshing them in my oven before dipping them in soups/stews keeps them perfectly safe to store.
I absolutely LOVE eating our freshly baked baguettes out of the oven. I was swept off my feet with a deliciously toasty aroma as I drifted into 'crusty-bread-heaven' with the crisp sound of crackling crusts in every bite into these amazing loaves. I only wish we made more! *laughs* I wouldn't mind making baguettes for our entire period of 67.5 hours designated for bread! Just so I can eat them all!! *greedy grin*
Several of us kiddies managed to make the most of our dreadful waiting times for proofing, benching, resting, fermenting..*ahhh*.... I really hope monkey-ing around in class won't get us in trouble with our marks on professionalism! I don't think Chef Mary and Daniel will pick on our playful-ness if they catch us messing with our breads.Chef Mary is trying real hard to make breads as fun as possible for us; and I guess it is beginning to grow on me. Isn't she adorable? Her smile is so comforting~I've stopped whining in class at least; *grin* I'm being a good apprentice baker....learning my breads..slow and easy...absorbing hints and information; I even tasted a blob of our poolish starter today. Yes;...it was gross..and it tasted real bad; sour and off. But I'm glad I did.. I now understand how it should be. Putting fresh, foul smelling bacteria in my mouth took a fair bit of self 'convincing'; but I'm happy I finally decided it was something I MUST do; and not something I had a choice about.It's just going to be pictures today guys.... my laptop isn't working too well.. and I have an assignment to finish before class in the morning tomorrow.
It's finally decided; I'm about to switch to a MacBook. Yes.. Su is about to get 'apple-ed' *laughs* I'm trying to get a good deal right now. I really love the way it looks; how it's incredibly light and of course how much I've heard about it running very well too. *shrug* What do you think?