Monday, February 19, 2024

Hearts all around with lots of LOVE.

Happy Day to you all! I'm a bit late with these wishes.... hope your day was sweet. Hubby still not up and about much so when I was out
On an errand I picked up a 'sweet treat' for he and I. Don't think I would leave myself out! Lol.


Yup! From R&R Bistro 1 dark chocolate turtle w/pecans and 1 w/ cashews.  Then 1milk chocolate w/pecans and 1 w/cashews for me. 
You can't check out without getting a couple of salted caramels. Oh my they are so yummy! To hell with my diet today!

Did someone say DIET? I don't think it was me. I made an Artisan Cinnamon Raisin bread. I was having trouble with it rising. Kept it covered on the counter over night and the next morning, heated up my pan then baked it.  The crust was nicely browned and crisp but the inside was still a bit wet.
So after much discussion with my "bread Guru" aka Cathy @Acornhollow.blogspot.com  we came up with a number of reasons
* old yeast, no I proofed it and still quite live.
* wet raisins, could be
* dough too wet, could very well be.
That being said  I should have increased the cooking time OR as she recommended,  used a cooking thermometer to check if it come to 190°. Huh? Who knew? See what I mean...that's why she's my "Bread Guru!"

Another love....Larry.