Well that's good. Fantastic. That gives us 20 minutes to save the world and I've got a post office. And it's shut!

Sunday, August 30

Life

It's Sunday, So It Must Be Time For -

Pixy's Failed Adventures In Baking!


Status: Not failed yet. Failed.  You could drive nails with that one.


Found a second source for cheap gluten-free bread mix.  I'd ignored this one since it cost 50% more than the other, then I looked closer, and realised that it was 50% more for twice as much.

Doh.

It's a slightly different mix (soy flour in place of chick pea flour) and is a grain bread (linseeds, sunflower seeds, corn kibbles) but it's made by the same company.  I used a little less water than specified, and this time it looks more like dough than cake batter so that's promising.

And I bought enough for six loaves, so I should be able to zero in on a good recipe before I run out.

Update: Hmm.  This one also uses baking soda rather than yeast.  It hasn't risen at all yet, so I hope it does so as it bakes.

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Sunday, August 23

Life

And Pixy Said, Let There Be Bread...

And then Pixy said, measuring cup, measuring cup...  Aha!

And then Pixy said, are you sure these proportions are right, bread mix packet?  That looks more like cake batter than bread dough.

And then Pixy said, what the hell, the worst that can happen is I end up with no bread, which is where I've been since 2010.

Found some inexpensive packaged gluten-free bread mix* at the supermarket, so I dug out my old bread maker thingy and it's whirring away right now.  I lost the instruction book long ago and I'm expecting this first run to be inedible, but it's worth a shot.

Update: Yep, inedible.  Definitely too many waters.  Will try again with fewer waters.

* In case you're wondering, tapioca starch, potato flour, chick pea flour, and rice flour.  There's no real substitute for wheat, unfortunately.

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Saturday, August 15

Life

A Wild Yuuno-Kun* Appears

Yep, old iPod still works.  Those things are built like tanks.

* My iPods are called Yuuno and Unagi.  I don't know why they're named after anime ferrets, but they are.

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