You've heard of impulse shopping? Sure you have, you've probably been a victim of it numerous times. It's a modern affliction that probably keeps the retail part of our economy rolling along, the truth be told. Well, there's a little-known sub-category of impulse shopping called 'impulse baking', and that's what I'm doing this lovely, sunny afternoon.
You see, I've been meaning to bake some bread for some time now. And then this morning in the supermarket, I found myself in the aisle where all the flours are sold. I spotted this packet containing a Soy and Linseed bread-making kit ("everything you need, including the yeast") and so impulse baking claimed another victim.
Now, first things first, for successful impulse baking you need to be
• Poorly prepared
• Ill equipped
• Enthusiastic and optimistic.
Check, check, check and check, let's go.
|These aren't bread tins, but they're the closest I have. The|
bread-making kit is from my local Woolies supermarket.
|Inside the kit I found four 600g bags of flour mix|
plus one sachet of yeast. The flour mix has the seeds,
salt and other goodies already added.
|You add two teaspoons of the dried yeast to the|
flour in the bowl, mix to combine.
|Then add 390ml of lukewarm water to|
the bowl, mix well. This forms a sticky,
gloopy mass like you wouldn't believe! Help!
(what have I got myself into?)