This is why my clothes are getting tight!
Zacks Friends Bread Recipe
Autolyse the dough. (Add the water and the flour and let sit for half an hour.)
Sprinkle on salt and yeast and fold or pinch together.
In a large bowl fold dough twice in the first 80 minutes. Then let the dough ferment covered for 5 hours. Gently turn out onto board. Divide, shape into two loaves set each loaf into its own bowl and allow to rise again for an hour and a half.
Heat two cast iron dutch ovens with lids for 45 minutes at 450F (500F in my oven). Transfer loaves to Dutch ovens and cook with lid on for 30 minutes then the lid off for 2o minutes.
Isn’t that a gorgeous loaf of bread.
Zacks other friends Pasta recipe (we ate this pasta last night with a butternut sauce and a salad of freshly picked tomatoes and green herbs.)
On your board. Make a well in the flour, pour in egg yolks and oil mix gently together with hands.
Note: This is a very dry dough so spritz with water until it comes together – this way you won’t add too much water. Stop when you have formed a smooth firm dough. Wrap and refrigerate.
Then make the pasta of your choice. Last night Zack made tagliatelle.
If you have any questions please ask in the comments and I will ask Zack for you.
This is Marmalade protesting that someone has put pig food on her favourite chair and she cannot fit. Whine, whine, whine.
The milking cows have been taken to milking every 18 hours on their way down to once a day milking. Lady Astor is finally dropping her production which I am grateful for. Both will probably milk all the way to Christmas at least and early morning milking in the winter is not a happy experience for anyone especially as we have to drag the pump in and out. Once a day is quite doable.
I could have milked Aunty Del once a day right from the beginning, her production is so small, but the cows follow each other so it is either both or none. We were just waiting for Lady to catch up or down as the case may be. I milked Lady once a day all last summer.
The guineas love the new truck, they love shiny things. And Boo always loves a vehicle with shade.
I hope you have a lovely day.