||[Jul. 8th, 2011|09:40 pm]
kightp's, and it made bread dough that almost made me feel ashamed. It was so finely mixed, so well kneaded, I was like, "it's impossibly efficient; it's like a frikkin' *machine*. Oh, wait...." I seem to have purchased a stand mixer, because it kneads bread much more efficiently than I. I played around with |
And, not being the kind of person who does things halfway, I bought a 575 watt model. If my sourdough starter ever acquires intelligence, I could create a bread monster that could conquer parts of West Seattle. But, if I ever wanted to make three loaves of bread at a time, I didn't want to discover that was more than a 250 or 325 watt motor could handle.
The stand mixer is due to be delivered tomorrow.
In the "not-unhappy accident" realm, I also found that I'd accidentally left my sourdough wheat (half whole wheat, half white bread flour) bread out to rise all day. I'd planned to give it an hour rise, and then refrigerate it.
When I got home, it was *almost* ready to collapse. It was all jiggly and starting to lose structure from the top down. I kneaded it for a couple minutes, put it into a pan, and while it didn't re-rise to fill the pan, it did form a reasonable loaf of bread.
And now... now I really have to start saving money, and thinking about buying *furniture*.