- Feb 4, 2016
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- NW Vermont
That is what I'm doing for breakfast along with store sausage and eggs from the barn. The sandwich bread is fine if not quite as high as usual. This recipe is especially easy though it uses a full 2 cups of sourdough starter. Knead with the KitchenAid mixer for about 7 minutes. Let rise in a bowl for about an hour, shape into a loaf and put in the pan. Let rise another hour or two until it is about 1" above the top of the pan and bake.Get some jam and start enjoying!
The Champlain is time intensive. Mix everything together the night before. "stretch and fold" every 1/2 hour about 4 times (kinds puts a damper on getting much done outside!). Form into a ball and put in a basket (which I don't have) or a tea towel lined bowl. Let rise an hour or two or .... bake in a preheated dutch oven (which I do now have). I've made it 4 times and not once have I gotten close to what it SHOULD look like!
The twin 6V lantern batteries that run the auto door for the chickens died yesterday. The door lets them out of the coop and into the barn alley every morning. I don't even know how long they have been there, probably at least 3 years; far longer than I would have expected. I'm charging an old 12V from a Prius (they are small since they don't have to crank a starter motor) to see if it will hold a charge. If so it will move to the barn. If not it is off to WallyWorld for 6Vs since I don't know anywhere else to find them.