Post #369 It’s Baking Day

May 15, 2015 at 12:35 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Post #369 It’s Baking Day

I’m one of the Disney generation.  I can quote whole swatches of dialog from all the Disney classics, and I know the melodies and lyrics to every Disney song.  And after a couple of glasses of wine, I’m not afraid to sing along with any Disney movie in the neighborhood.  So what’s that got to do with baking day?  There’s a scene in Mary Poppins where the mom has to run out to a meeting and children need someone to watch them since it’s Mary Poppin’s day off.  She turns to one of the maids who refuses.  She hasn’t done her brasses yet.  When the mom suggests the cook, the maid says, “No for an ‘undred quid, ma’am.  This ‘ere’s bakin’ day and you know how cook is!”

So it’s baking day in the homestead.  I started at 7am making a batch of sandwich rolls.  We love these rolls, and you can find the recipe here on the blog.  Check the recipe list on the right.  It’s not as hard as it sounds because I use the bread machine to make the dough, so once I put the ingredients in and switch the thing on, I can ignore it for an hour and a half.  Then I shape the rolls, and ignore them for another 40-50 minutes as they rise.  Since I use the oven as my proofing box, I can’t bake anything else until the bread is done which is why I start it early.  Here’s what I ended up with.

baking day 01

Then I took a break and had some lunch with one of these wonderful fresh sandwich rolls.  When they’re warm, and you put a thin slice of cheese in the middle of them, and the cheese loses its chill and barely starts to melt, it’s a wonderful sandwich.  With a dill pickle on the side.

BUT, I did take some butter and eggs out of the fridge to reach room temperature because, guess what?

baking day 02

I was going to make something like a coffee cake, or a one pan cake, or maybe a lime cake?  But when I saw this, I knew there was only one thing to do.  So here we are.

baking day 03

I’m still baking cookies as I write this post, but I’m almost done.

And it turns out, it’s a low-energy day for me today so once the cookies are done and the kitchen is cleaned up, I may not bake anymore today.  I may just hit the couch with my kindle and read.

Dinner tonight?  It’s baking day so it makes sense that tonight is Homemade Pizza day!

What are you guys gonna have?

Enjoy

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