So in my last post I told you of my experiment of making bread soaked (for something like twelve or thirteen hours) in the bread machine, all mixed up except for the salt on top, with a small amount of yeast. Check this out:
6:30 a.m. Take the bread out of the machine, let it cool in the pan while I start the coffee, shake it out of the pan and leave it to cool on a rack. Fill pan with soapy water. Go upstairs to shower and dress while bread cools.
7 a.m. Slice bread for breakfast, if desired. Clean bread pan.
Between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Mix recipe in bread machine pan and knead for 5 minutes. Reset bread machine. Turn on the bread machine and set the timer to produce bread at 6:30 a.m.
Optional longer soak: Start the bread any time, but don't forget to set the timer in the evening!
You bet I'm wishing I had a 24-h timer on my machine.
5 p.m-6:30 p.m. Take the bread out of the machine for dinner. Let it cool ten minutes in the pan, then shake it out of the pan and soak the bread pan. Let bread cool 20 min before dinner.
8 p.m. or so. Wash the bread pan and mix the new bread. Stick it in the machine.
Morning. Set the timer.