Thursday, March 10, 2011
Another Baking Day
Bread prices seem to be on the rise in my area, lately. Even a loaf of cheapy store brand bread is well over a dollar a loaf now. On the upside the rise in baked good prices have strengthen my resolve to continue to bake our bread (and other baked goods) from scratch. It's not always easy to find the time to "whip" up a batch of bread or rolls. Of course, yesterday we ran out of bread, so the choice was made for me. A baked a double batch of white bread. Yes, the children put a united front and requested (okay, begged) that I make white bread this week instead of wheat. Being a sucker for "puppy dog" eyes.....I caved. I also baked a double batch of banana bread to use up a half dozen bananas that went from green to black over night. The troops are banana bread junkies, so there was not a lot of complaining from them.In fact, they ate it with homemade applesauce for breakfast this morning.
In my quest to reuse and recycle what I have. I discovered that pulling apart a cereal box liner and laying it flat works wonderfully for covering my rising dough, so that it doesn't stick to the dishtowel.
If I would have been thinking clearly last night, I would have photographed it laying on top of the rising loaves of bread (Oops!!). I folded it up when the dough was done rising, and placed it in a Ziploc bag in the fridge to use next week. Using the cereal liner saved me using up waxed paper (which I have to pay for)!