It’s time for Real Life Wednesday!
I could tell you about how little sleep I’m getting, and the baby who wants to be awake between 1am and 5am.
I could tell you about juggling a crying baby and a poo-ing OCD preschooler (seriously – she has to have her toilet paper just so, everything done in just the right order…. arrrgh!).
Or I could tell you about trying to get Rocky to sleep while Pebble scoots around the floorboards on her scooter saying, “I just want to be with you”, while I explain that I want to be with her too, but I need to get the baby to sleep for that to happen, so could she please stop scooting, then I could be with her quicker (deep breath). But she won’t stop scooting. In fact, she scoots more, faster, louder. This conversation goes around and around in circles until I think I might explode. But I don’t. Because apparently I’m the adult around here *sigh*.
Or, instead of poo, and tantrums, and sleep, I could tell you a happy story about the amazeballs bread that I made this week. Real Bread. That I Made!
My experience with this recipe was a story in itself. I have been so very sleep deprived that trying to calculate the 14-18 hour proving time, plus the extra two hour time, plus the half hour heating-the-pot time and the half hour cooking time and the extra 15 minutes cooking time… I read and re-read the recipe and still kept having to come back and re-check it. So my only advice is to bake this bread when you have had a good nights sleep! It truly is a very simple recipe that creates simply wonderful bread – no bread maker, no kneading.
We will definitely be making it again and I can’t wait to try some new flavours – perhaps sun-dried tomato and black olive or classic cheese and bacon. Or a herb bread using herbs from our garden!
So. Are you going to join the Gourmet Girlfriend Bread Revolution?