Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tonight we are having one of my "everything-but-the-kitchen-sink" soups for dinner and I thought I would make one of my favorite "soup" breads to go with it. It is a hearty, chewy loaf called Tay's Texas Bread. It has four ingredients: water, yeast, flour and salt. Pretty simple, right? Well, I mixed it up and put it to rise in it's warm place (free from drafts) and had turned back to clear up the work space when my eyes lit on the salt box. I had forgotten the salt! Now bread does not require a lot of salt but a certain amount is required to make it palatable. What to do? What to do? What to do? Oh, good gosh, what to do? In desperation, I took it out of it's warm place (free from drafts), and sprinkled the salt over it and kneaded it in. I hope I kneaded it in. I am praying to the God of Knuckle-Headed Cooks there are not just streaks of salt running through the loaf! Bread is among the most forgiving of all things to make. It may not turn out exactly as you had planned and maybe not the same every time, but it is almost always edible. Delicious, even. Let's hold the good thought for this batch.