Monday, August 15, 2016

Summer Running Streak, Day #78

Four and a quarter miles tonight. Only 63 miles behind pace for my yearly mileage goal, but honestly my feeling is that the most important part in that will be continuing to layer on the miles September-December.

Humid and miserable today. Very hot and I'm tired of this heatwave. We hunkered down in the house, and watched TV. I kept the windows closed up, the doors to rooms we don't use closed up, and the AC running (we have a big unit in the kitchen, a smaller unit in the bedroom) and the house stayed nice and cool. Cool enough that I actually was able to proof and bake the bread I had set up yesterday. I was very happy with this one, the crumb came out very nicely.

I used this sourdough to make garlic bread to accompany my wife's pasta, and I made french toast with the rest of it for myself. We gave the baby small bites of my french toast, and the plain bread and she loved it! That was a pretty good feeling.

Tried to make a boule with the other half of the dough, but I feel like the gluten didn't set up as well in it, so it didn't give me the oven spring I wanted. I'll try again tomorrow evening as I'm setting up another two balls of dough tonight. I also ordered a cast iron loaf pan! Hopefully I'll be able to make some good sourdough sandwich bread, and then use it to make some excellent grilled cheese sandwiches. Very excited.

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