I’m a bit pissed because the last GOP debate was cancelled. I had it planned as my kneading entertainment. Now I have nothing, I’ll probably have to watch PP or something. That’s going to get me decently kneaded dough!
When you start baking sometimes you read the recipe and see ‘soak overnight’ or ‘the night before…’. Well sometimes I decide that means ‘in the middle of the day’.
I’m baking three recipes:
A – Stout hot cross buns
B – Milk infused hot cross buns
C – Easy quick hot cross buns
At midday I decided that it should be counted as “the night before”. Because well, when you’re planning on having your buns in the oven by 3:35am, then you know, 12ish hours before needing to use something sounds adequate.
I set up the start of recipe A: my beer yeast sponge and tea soaked fruit/peel (never thought I’d ever be typing those two things).
I decided to get my dry ingredients sorted out while hanging out on FJ and listening to The Lorax, Cruz reading Green Eggs and Ham, and While the World Watched. Always better to do that while bright eyed and bushy tailed instead of waiting until I’m too tired to count above 3. So dry ingredients for recipes B and C got sorted out. I discovered that I need a larger bowl. Oops.
^I need to still add liquid and fruit to that... At least my other bowl should be empty when I get to that stage.
Oh and I lit the fire early so my proving room [aka living room] will be nice and warm. I hope I can keep it at a nice temperature.
And I sorted out my schedule for this evening.
8pm – infuse milk. Forget about it, and then remember just before it burns. Yes!
Midnight: (I'm in need of coffee)
Dough A – mix, knead, rest, knead, rest, knead, rest, knead, leave to rise
Dough B – mix, knead, leave to rise
Rest for 55 minutes – yes!
Dough A – knead, form, let rise
Rest for 45 minutes – yay!
Dough B – knead, add fruit, knead, form, leave to rise
FJ goes dark
Make crosses dough
Dough C – prove yeast, mix, knead, form and leave to rise
Dough A – Pipe on crosses, start baking
Taste hot cross bun A
Dough A – glazing and baking and glazing
Dough B – pipe and bake and glaze
Dough C – pipe
Taste hot cross bun B
Dough B – bake and glaze
Dough C – bake and glaze
Taste hot cross bun C
Clean up a bit
Make sure I have photos to add to the forum of shit I fucked up.