It has been one of those weeks, best summarized by Paperino yesterday morning when he asked me, "Mommy, is the Annual Giving Campaign over yet? I need clean socks!"
Yes, it is over. And yes, he has clean socks now.
But all my cooking plans were sorely forgotten (the only thing I made was the Turnip, Carrot, and Split Pea Soup), but the bread. Because it does take 5 minutes a day (and in this household the ranking seems to be: education, bread, clean laundry.)
So, the dough keeps raising in the refrigerator, see the little marks because I wrapped the bowl with a kitchen towel(it says, cover it but not air tight, more about that later):
Since I was supposed to stored covered, but not airtight, the dough go really dry on the outside, and so the baguettes looked kind of weird:
But they were delicious anyway. To avoid the drying out problem I decided to store the dough in closed container, leaving a corner not completely sealed. Much better. Next, the batard:
And then what was supposed to be a ciabatta bit looks like a ceriola (the five minutes do not include reading and understanding the instruction time):
Tomorrow I am going to try a no-knead recipe from a friend of mine before going back to the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking for another week.