Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rainy Day Bread

Today is a good bread baking day, with torrents of rain coming down outside my window, and my need to thump on the dough a good bit. Our son-in-law was in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. He required emergency surgery that evening to piece his shattered kneecap back together. Yesterday he had surgery again, this time to put his wrist back together with a titanium plate. He was up walking (!) soon after each surgery but it was excruciatingly painful. He will be recovering for several weeks, unable to negotiate stairs, yet they live in a second-floor apartment. We have invited them to recover at our home since we live in a ranch.
Thump! Thump! Thump! This is barley-oat-rye bread. I ground the grains in my mill just before making the dough.
Ready to rise. My oven has a bread dough setting and it is very handy, not only for bread dough, but for making yogurt and souring sourdough starter too.All that is left after our supper of White Chili and multi grain bread.