Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

I made my next batch of bread, using the first recipe and Pastry setting on the WonderMill when I ground the wheat. I think everything else was the same. I wanted to see if I could get the same results as the last time. But bread does not seem to wait while life in our house continues!

As I was washing the dishes during the first rise I happened to look out the window and see a puppy playing in the yard. Well of course I have to go and investigate to see how friendly the puppy is. Turns out she is really sweet and ran behind me for cover when our two dogs tried to chase her. Anyways, the kids came out to see as well and we ended up playing with the puppy. They thought she was alot of fun and I think they thought she was our new puppy!

Meanwhile my bread dough has risen too much and started to dry out. When we cme back in I punched it down and shaped it into two loaves and left those for the second rising.

By now my hubby was home and we decide to go down the street to see if we could find where the dog lives. Now we are gone quite a long time because we met a new family and chatted for a very long time. The good news was that we found out where the dog belongs and returned him later that day. Anyways, when we got back the dough had risen way too much again and had really started to dry out this time.

So I thought I would try to salvage it by punching it dwn again and letting it rise a third time. I remember reading something about three risings but I couldn't recall all the details. So I quickly punched it down and reshaped them, left them to rise and then into the oven.

By this time it was time for putting the kids to bed. And apparently I cannot hear the timer go off from upstairs. When I realized that they had been in too long I jumped up and ran down stairs, my hubby asked "what's wrong" and I yelled "THE BREAD" I don't know how long it was in, but it was not burned. It also wasn't the same as the last batch, it was alot heavier and denser. So I guess the longer you let it bake the denser it gets???? Maybe someday I will test that, for now I was happy that it wasn't totally ruined and I didn't burn the house down!

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