Unleavened

I admit it; occasionally, my mind wanders during church.

Today, during a hymn, I started thinking about the bread I had baking in my bread machine, so that it would be waiting for me when I got home.

This morning, I loaded the ingredients into the machine. I had a half an onion, and so on a whim I chopped it up and threw it in with the rest of the dough. When I reached for my bread flour, I wondered whether it would be enough – and I’d already loaded the wet ingredients into the machine. But it worked out perfectly. A few tablespoons were left in the plastic container in which I store my bread flour. After the initial mix, the dough was a little wet, so I went ahead and dumped that flour in as well. Perfect.

Well, as I thought about the bread in church, something occurred to me. I’d been so worried about whether or not I had enough flour that I had forgotten to add the one item which comes after the flour.

Yeast.

Pretty important to yeast bread.

I stopped by the grocery store on the way home from church and bought a new bag of bread flour. Sure enough, when I got home, there was a rubbery, unrisen lump sitting there, hot and ready, in the bread machine.

I guess I’ll have bread with supper instead of lunch.

2 thoughts on “Unleavened

  1. Replacement loaf is now in the machine — with yeast, this time. Coincidentally, I had just enough yeast, the same way I had just enough flour this morning.

  2. John, if it’s any consolation, I’m the preacher and sometimes my mind wanders during church… hopefully not while I’m preaching the sermon.  Enjoy the bread.

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