2020 Accomplishments - August Update
August wasn't great overall. I hope I'm not losing steam.
1) Write at least 2 blog posts each month
I shared the a podcast that I really enjoy, The Endless Honeymoon Podcast
Our cherry tomato plants have gone crazy, now I just make batches of Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce.
2) Complete the 10 x 2 Board Game Challenge
We didn't get any of our challenge games in with Shawn and Kelly and we never found time to play together. I'm starting to get concerned that we're not going to make it at this point.
3) Bake at least 2 different baked goods each month
August was an okay month for baking. I'm back into weight loss mode, so I've not been super keen on baking much because I'm usually the one who ends up eating most of it. That being said, I did work on my my bread a bit. To start the month I made peanut butter dark chocolate Oreo chunk cookies that I saw on Facebook. They turned out pretty darn good and everyone in the house who tried one seemed to enjoy them. I wanted them to be more peanut butter forward, but the dark chocolate and Oreo sort of took over. I did really enjoy the dark chocolate chunks I bought from Aldi. I will likely sub those in for semi-sweet going forward.
The next day I made another loaf of Joshua Weismann's Supermarket Bread with my sourdough subbed in for some of the flour and water. It turned out even better than the previous loaf.
I've been playing with King Arthur Baking Company's no knead sourdough when I don't know what to do with my discards. It's easy enough to just mix the ingredients, do a few folds, and then stick it in the fridge. Below is what happen when you forget to score your dough before it goes in the oven. The second the boule left the pizza peel I knew I might have an issue. I had let the bread proof in my banneton basket so it had great form and a circular pattern on the top, but not scoring it lead to the gaping hole you see. It still tasted good and I got some crazy rise out of it.