Saturday, September 10, 2011

Off we go

Coming weeks I don't know if I'm able to bake and write a post about it. Yesterday I baked croissants and heavenly morning buns for the first time and what a success it is. But, I will post about it on a later date. 

The father of Peter is dying and we are off to see him in the Netherlands. Peter's father is 91 and had a good life. Still it's hard to finally say goodbye, but we're lucky we are able to go and be with him, Peter's mother and his family. 

This morning I converted my starter to a stiff starter at 50% hydration.  I divided it up into four pieces and on a floured surface, I rolled it out into thin sheets (like making pasta). I placed them on wire rack until fully dry.  Then I put it in an airtight container until I'm ready to revive it and bake again... Thanks to BreadBakingBassPlayer I can start baking when we come home.