Happy Tuesday! The sun is shining but it is not the least bit warm out there. Thankfully it is much less windy – I thought the wind was going to bust through my windows at one point yesterday.
I was out the door at 4:50 and ready for a super workout. I did a 3 mile run, 5.5 mile ride on the Stationary Bike, back to the treadmill for another 3 mile run and then weights.
Breakfast today was another creamy bowl of oat bran. After cooking, I added some cooked chopped apple chunks and lots of cinnamon.
I topped it with 1/2 a tbsp PB and a tsp of agave. I love the little tasty agave pools just waiting to be savored.
Instead of mixing 1/4 cup cottage cheese into the oat bran, I had it on the side with some of the cooked apples & cinnamon. To cook the apple, I just cored and chopped it then tossed it around in a hot nonstick pan till soft. It was as easy as that.
I decided to bake a loaf of bread by hand – not in my bread machine. I used to make bread ALL the time, but have not had much time to devote to it these days. Well last night I mixed up a biga and I am going to make a loaf of Pugliese. I have the best book – The Bread Bible – which has so many great bread recipes. All the recipes I have made from this book have been outstanding.
Here is my biga last night.
Here it is this morning – look at those beautiful bubbles. When I took the lid of I got a big whiff of that yummy yeasty smell. I love the smell of fresh dough.
And the complete dough after kneading and it’s first business letter turn.
This dough feels like a soft pillow. It is just about time for the second business letter turn. Stay tuned to see how it comes out – it better be good.