A rainy day with no place to go

Not only are we stuck here with a stay-at-home order for our county, but it’s pouring rain so I can’t even go outside. I have nothing better to do than bake.

This morning started with a loaf of sourdough bread. I’ve been keeping a sourdough starter alive since early December and we bake a loaf about once a week. Today was a good day for another loaf. The thing about sourdough starter is that to keep it alive you discard of most of it and “feed” it with fresh flour and water almost every day. I save those “discards” in the refrigerator and use them for making other things – like sourdough waffles. Today, I skimmed off a cup of the discards and made sourdough crackers with rosemary and sea salt.

But what kind of a baking day is that? Bread and crackers sound kind of boring – we needed something sweet. So now we have a pound cake too. And it’s only 12:00.  What am I going to bake this afternoon? Maybe an angel food cake.  Our nine hens lay about 8 eggs a day now which gives me plenty of egg whites – and no place to go.

If this keeps up, I’m not going to fit through the front door by the time the quarantine lifts and the sun comes out.

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Sourdough bread, sourdough crackers, pound cake – and feeding the starter so I won’t run out of things to bake.