rainy day baking
July 15, 2021
It rained and it was supposed to be a whopper of a storm with 50 mile per hour winds...ha...that didn't happen, but we did get rain and it was windy a bit, but not 50 mph winds. I thought that popcorn would be a great thing to have for lunch. I recently bought a whirley pop popcorn popper and I'm here to tell you it is an awesome way to make popcorn.
And as always when it's bad weather either snow or rain I always want to bake or make homemade pizza, so of course that is just what I did.
I just had to sneak a peek at the doughs rising.
Living where we live here in Wisconsin we cannot find a place that makes a good pizza. So since we can't go to the pizza I decided to bring the pizza to us. Over the years I have used many different crust recipes and this crust is from Jill over at The Prairie Homestead. It's a flavored crust and the last time I made it I didn't put the seasoning in the dough, this time I did and it was delicious and very flavorful. The recipe was enough for 2 crusts and so what did I do, I made 2 pizzas. We love leftover pizza.
I made sourdough bread but not my usual sourdough recipe. I used Kate's over at Venison for Dinner sourdough master recipe. I made the sandwich loaf and the cinnamon rolls. I did not frost the cinnamon rolls and don't think I will, there is enough sugar in the rolls that make them sweet enough.
I will confess that I messed up on the roll dough. I have been having trouble getting my sourdough to pre-ferment and ended up with 2 ferments so instead of tossing one out I decided to make bread and the rolls. But, and that is a big but, the cinnamon roll dough I missed a step..oops, but I thought I'd try making them anyway. There wasn't any difference in how the doughs rose but I think the rolls ended up being just a tab bit heavier than the bread, although they are still delicious.
I hope I didn't get you too hungry with all the baking here on the blog. I have to tell you about the plates the pizza and cinnamon rolls are on. Believe it or not they are not paper plates. I bought them a few years back down in Texas. I don't remember the cost but they are from a company called One Hundred 80 Degrees. I don't believe you can directly buy them from their website. I love eating certain foods on them especially in the summer months.
It's hard to believe that we are smack dab in the middle of July, one more week and we see if we get any chicks hatching...stay tuned.