Sunday, May 25, 2014

Momma in the Kitchen


Did you ever feel you were going insane? Well maybe not "going" maybe arrived would be a better qualifier. (What, no party?)

Here I was making my weekly yogurt, filling my wee jars and next thing, milk is squirting all over the kitchen, my best tee-shirt (wear an apron, you idiot, an apron), the floor, the counters, the yogurt maker, even a squirt into the sink. You'd never think milk could go this far, a wee jar. But oh yes, down the sides of the cabinet doors and on to my slippers. I just love the way Ansa skulks away when this happens. With an eye-roll: Humans? Mine can't even manage a small jar of milk without a catastrophic tsunami.

Before I wound up gibbering on the floor I spotted it, one of those perfect little holes (in the side of the glass jar towards the bottom, how did that happen? Note to self: check the jars before you pour your weekly yogurt mix into them.

So then I make the weekly gluten free bread. I would think in the old days: what an awful nuisance GF bread must be to make, acres of product, where do you get the ingredients, etc. etc.

And then I adapted my granny's bastable recipe for GF Daughter and was stunned at how simple it is. Today I made a banana-zucchini version of the old bastable, currently baking in the oven. Sugar-free, fat-free. The aroma makes up for all that lashings of milk sprayed all over the place.

And yeah, in case you ask, I did clean up. 5 dishrags later.


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20 Comments:

Blogger Sharon said...

I could feel your pain, especially after all the work that goes into a project like making yogurt. I went back to a busy morning many years ago when I was mixing up grape juice concentrate as the kiddos were getting ready for school...and the container tipped. There was sticky, purple grape juice everywhere. No one to blame but myself. What a mess! BUT your breads sound delicious. My daughter has gone GF. I've gotten better at cooking GF but have been shy to try breads and such. Sounds like it's worth a go~

Sun May 25, 12:17:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

I know Sharon, you just want to sit down and sob, why me, dear gawd, why me? - With all the serious shyte happening in the world and to be undone, literally, by spilt milk :)

It is so easy Sharon, much to my shock to make this kind of bread. I don't use yeast and there's a special baking powder that's gluten and aluminum free.

XO
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Sun May 25, 12:48:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous Grannymar said...

I can feel your pain. Can you hear my stomach churn? The thoughts of all that milk..... I need to go for a walk, Ill be back in time to taste the breadfest when it is ready to slice!

Sun May 25, 01:00:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

GM:
I'm aware of your intolerance to milk, that would never happen in your kitchen!
What substitute do you use? Daughter uses almond milk and that's what I put into the bastable.

XO
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Sun May 25, 02:55:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Secret Agent Woman said...

Oh, I constantly have kitchen disasters like that! I see it as the price for loving to cook.

Sun May 25, 09:14:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

SAW:

Ah you console me :)

XO
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Sun May 25, 10:39:00 PM GMT-2:30  
OpenID dkzody said...

Your bread sounds and looks very good. Are you willing to share your recipe?

Mon May 26, 12:53:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous nick said...

Kitchen disasters eh? Just yesterday in a fit of absent-mindedness I started to pour coffee into the sugar bowl. So the bowl had to be emptied and refilled. Grrr!

Apparently gluten-free food is widely available now in the UK, though I haven't actually looked as I don't have a gluten problem.

Mon May 26, 05:30:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Understand
I have done similar
and oh the bread
sounds delicious...

Mon May 26, 05:55:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I copied your recipe
for Bastable Bread :)
First rainy day
I will make...

Mon May 26, 06:05:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger John Gray said...

" Did you ever feel you were going insane? "

FREQUENTLY

Mon May 26, 06:56:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Hattie said...

A visitor of ours was on a gluten-free diet, and she was able to find a lot of nice baked goods here. We don't eat much wheat ourselves, ex. for pasta.
That bread does look good.

Mon May 26, 07:41:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

dkzody:

You can find my bastable loaf on a search, or do you want the GF version? Let me know and I'll post the GF which, I should add, is also dairy and legume free.

XO
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Mon May 26, 09:43:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Nick:

It is widely available here too but Daughter is also dairy and legume free. Makes it a lot more complicated for her to buy products. I had to mess with this recipe a while.

XO
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And lol on the coffee in the sugar, I've absentmindedly thrown yogurt on my dog's food as I prep it in the mornings :)

Mon May 26, 09:45:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Nick:

It is widely available here too but Daughter is also dairy and legume free. Makes it a lot more complicated for her to buy products. I had to mess with this recipe a while.

XO
WWW
And lol on the coffee in the sugar, I've absentmindedly thrown yogurt on my dog's food as I prep it in the mornings :)

Mon May 26, 09:45:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

OWJ:

I've taken to halving the loaf, 1/2 for Daughter and 1/2 for me so now I am gluten free a lot.

Much more satisfying:)

Yes, you will enjoy, I think, use any old fruit or any old veggies on hand.

XO
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Mon May 26, 09:46:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Hey John:

Let's form a club :)

XO
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Mon May 26, 09:47:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Hattie:

Yes, as I've said, lots of GF products here (celiac disease is rampant out here on the Edge) but Daughter is also dairy and legume free and chick pea flour is used quite a lot in GF recipes as it is cheap.

XO
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Mon May 26, 09:49:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous Rummuser said...

Welcome to the club. Need I say more?

Tue May 27, 12:49:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous R J Adams said...

Horrible stuff to spill - milk. The bread looks good, though. I bake all our own bread - cheating, in a bread machine. No mixes though - all from scratch.

Sun Jun 01, 11:09:00 PM GMT-2:30  

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