28 September 2010
Lessons in Levain
Today I'm making a small batch of dough in preparation for the raisin contest. I had to mix my starters at home last night. The poolish and levain are in clear plastic container which allow one to see the signs of fermentation. I thought Josie might be interested so I called it to my two year old's attention.
Me: "Look at the little bubbles, Jos, that means it's growing."
Josie: "Little bubbles? For me?"
Me: "It's for the bread. Tomorrow morning we'll have big bubbles and then we know it's ready."
Josie: "Big bubbles!!! And we mix it!"
Me: "Yeah, we mix it and it makes the bread grow"
Josie: "Yeah, bread for me. Want to smell it, Mommy."
I opened the lid on the levain and Josie take a sniff. She wrinkled her nose a little but then she cheered.
Josie: "Yummy, Mommy. Want to mix the bread, too."
A girl after my own heart!!!