The dough has risen!
Yes, I am a bread baking virgin. Sure, I've toyed with quick breads... I've made banana bread, cranberry tea bread, and even biscuits (recipes to come at a later date). I would equate those to going to 2nd base. This time folks, I'm going all the way.
As I write, I'm nervously awaiting the 2 hour "double in size" process prior to baking. I already made it through the 18 hour "wait for it to rise" epoch. As I nervously uncovered the bowl this morning to see if the yeast had done its job, I had my own 'peek-a-boo' moment - it worked! Amazing! that lump of sticky ingredients that I mixed yesterday had risen to this airy, puffy, warm & comforting smelling mass of doughy amazingness, something only a mother could love. It seems like magic, only better, because you can eat it.
So now, I wait. More to come when it's done.
|Post kneading - waiting for one last rise.|