February 21st, 2013

catie_cute

Kitsnaps: Natural Light

Natural light falls on a church altar, turning it to gold
Natural Light
Natural light falls on an altar in Sligo, turning everything to gold.

One of my MANY GOALS (because I have no sense of proportion) is to someday go around and do a “holy sites” kind of photographic book, in part because if I did that I could probably get permission to photograph a bunch of places one isn’t normally allowed to, and with better lighting in the places one *is* allowed to.

Although really, you can’t get much better than this light, which I caught out of sheer fortune.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

baking

cold rise

The last couple batches of bread I’ve made, I’ve done cold rises on. The theory here is that it means not forgetting it’s rising due to Mommyhood, and therefore having it ready to go at lunch time. So I’ve made the dough in the evening to bake in the morning.

First time, I did the cold rise on the first rise. It worked all right except the dough was very difficult to manipulate into the loaf pan for the second rise, ’cause it was, y’know, cold. :) One end was a little short, consequently.

This time I did the first rise last night as a warm one, shaped it, and put it in the loaf pan for an overnight cold rise. And it looked quite nice when I took it out this morning, but I think it’s a little disappointingly short, after baking. *scowls* I donno if maybe I should take it out and let it warm a little while before putting it in the oven, or what. *mutter, mutter*

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)