This weekend I got tricked into making bread. A had to choose between spending time with Georgette and his oldest son. Well he sort of chose both. He took L to the farmer's market and on the way out the door asked me if I could 'start' the bread. Here were my instructions:
500g of flour
30% of Georgette
45% of water
1 of the 'small' spoon of salt
1 coffee spoon of honey -- I'm thinking 'what the h3ll is a coffee spoon, is that teaspoon?'
Oh and try a mixture of different flours with oatmeal...
So after vacuuming and mopping the whole down stairs I got to work on Georgette. I am sure A was feeling all warm and fuzzy with Georgette and I making break together. Ugh. The first time I messed up. Turns out 45% of 500g is not 375. Where was my head? So I added too much water and then compensated by adding lots of flour and no extra Georgette. I did use some white whole wheat, bread flour and whole wheat flour... I am not really the kind of person that makes exact measurements when cooking, but I do know I used the last of the white whole wheat flour. So I set that batch aside -- still to wet and tried again. This time I did it better. I used 102g oatmeal, 248g of bread flour and 150g of wheat. 225ml of water, 150g of Georgette, 1 tsp of salt and 3 sec of pouring honey. That mixture was too dry. I failed again. Thankfully Z woke us from his nap and I retreated from the kitchen. As Z and I descended A and L came back from the market and A mixed by 2 failed attempts into one ball.
Four hours and 1 pool trip later as I was about to fall asleep on the couch, A informs me that he is calling his 'maman' and that I need to shape my bread.
Not sure at what point this was my project, but he says that I can shape little balls at 80-90g and big ones at 500. So I shape balls between 90-100g and big ones at 250ish... One I think was 275g. I am a rebel without a cause. Et Viola. more waiting. Finally at 6pm A said that I have to cook my bread, but I let tell him that I can't possibly take more of his fun away and I let him throw the bread in the oven.