Sunday, August 15, 2010

Betty Crocker or Frontier Housewife

Which would I be? LOL! A week ago, I was thinking that I needed to make some sourdough bread, but I didn't have any starter. I usually always have starter in the fridge, but for some reason, I had thrown it out a few months ago. I cannot, for the life of me, think why, but I know I did it.

So, last week, I made up a new batch of starter.

I started to tell you all about making the bread, but remembered that I gave detailed instructions here last year. Except that time I didn't post a picture of my finished loaves, so here they are:

Yummy! Huh?

I have started decreasing the salt a bit. The recipe calls for a tablespoon, but that seems like too much to me, so I use half that...or 1 1/2 teaspoons.

I baked these yesterday and put one in the freezer. The other one is about half eaten. It is SO delicious.

Oh, and I could not be a frontier housewife. I just could not be hot all the time. So, it's Betty Crocker in the AC.


Annie Jones said...

Thanks for the link back to your starter recipe. I think I must have missed it the first time.

I think I'm somewhere just on the Frontier Housewife side of halfway. I'm pretty sure the extreme cold would bother me as much, if not more than, the heat.

Frances said...

Hi, Annie Jones. Thanks for coming to see me.

I can tolerate cold WAY better than hot. And yet I live on the Gulf Coast. LOL!

SonyaAnn said...

I love the heat and HATE cold so while everyone is complaining about the 90 weather I'm outside pulling weeds or something. I hate the winter. We should trade homes!!!
And I think that I would be a good frontier woman because I love to do laundry by hand!

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, you should be living here. It is freaking HOT!! 90 degrees would feel like a "cool spell."

Hubby loves the heat, but I am a delicate flower. LOL!

SonyaAnn said...

I have always wondered if I would get sick of the heat. I do hope that one day I get to find out.
Have a great week my little flower!

Frances said...

Little flower?? ROFL!! SonyaAnn, you are so crazy. I love that about you.

slugmama said...

Thanks for the starter recipe....once Oct. gets here I'll prolly be trying it.
I had thought about retiring in TX...the only problem is that I'd need another house up north for like, 9 months of the year cuz I don't do

McVal said...

Thanks! I love sourdough! I could be a frontier housewife, but only if we had electricity and air conditioning. That's doable right?

Frances said...

Sluggy, there are some parts of Texas that are not miserable during the summer. I just don't live in those parts.

McVal, that would be my kind of pioneering. :-)