Wordless B&W Wednesday: Is it Indian Summer?

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summary: experiments in sepia and black and white; bread dough mixed late last night and left to rise overnight in the unheated section of the house by the back door; it’s not as cool at night as we thought (click on image to see larger view and more photos including the original colour shots)

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10 responses to “Wordless B&W Wednesday: Is it Indian Summer?

  1. Gosia

    Oh how I can relate to this image. The situation always invokes somewhat mixed emotions in me. On one hand, I’m irritated because of the impending cleanup and to clean overflowing dough or the sourdough starter is no small matter. On the other hand, though, I’m elated because of the robust dough, and yours was one mighty entity, wasn’t it? Hope you still managed to bake the intended bread.

  2. ejm Post author

    Yup, it really does that, Ollie. Isn’t it fantastic?

    Vicki, luckily, the dough just pulled away from the floor as if it were silly putty. I used scissors to cut away the part of the dough that was lying in a puddle on the floor.

    Amazing Sandwich Bread I know what you mean, Gosia! When I mixed the dough, the water I used to rehydrate the yeast wasn’t really that warm, so I was a tiny bit concerned that it might not rise very much at all.

    And yes, we did manage to bake the bread. I just posted the photos of this amazing sandwich bread.


  3. MyKitchenInHalfCups

    Wow! I love that.
    Once again isn’t it fascinating how relaxed you can get with a bread recipe and still get wonderful bread!

    I don’t know that you could describe my state as “relaxed” when I saw that bowl. But now that you point it out, I should have remembered that before the mini-freakout just prior to deciding to go ahead and shape the bread. -E

  4. Sra

    This happens with batter too – I recently made batter for dosa (Indian pancakes) but left it in a very deep container so by the time I came back from work 10 or 11 hours later, it had jumped up and down the walls of the container!

    Your picture also reminds me of a mushroom growing wild!

    It does look like a mushroom, S!! It had never occurred to me that dosa batter would do that as well. (I’m going immediately to search your site for your dosa recipe… we love dosa!) -E

  5. Sra

    Hi, dosa is a very common food and you’ll find recipes for it everywhere. But I’ve only made it twice myself (more than a decade apart, believe it or not), and this batch of batter was successful – I made it with brown rice which I need to use up :) We now get batter, ground and fermented, at the stores, but most people make it themselves. And no, I didn’t make the ginger pickle – my mother had it made – it’s a routine annual event in most Indian homes, pickle-making.

    We’ve made dahl dosa a couple of times (it was delicious) but I just thought it would be interesting to see your dosa recipe. I’m not at all a fan of brown rice made in the normal way but this would be a great way to use up brown rice. Wow, how wonderful the house must smell on Pickle Making day!! (we buy Patak’s mango and/or lime pickles but I don’t think I’ve ever seen jars of ginger pickle.) -E

  6. Susan

    It was just about to crawl down the container and onto the floor. I believe it had world dominion in mind. Never underestimate the power of the little beasties. Great whimsical shot of food prep in the real world. Thanks for your BWW image, Elizabeth.

    Eeek!! You’re right, Susan! It probably was trying to take over the world. Now don’t I feel like a super-hero for foiling its evil plan. :-) -Elizabeth


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