Sunday is usually baking and chores day for me and today was no exception. A ton of laundry gone completed, as well as cleaning the guinea pig cage, and then the mess they left after floor time. In between those chores, I got my baking done.
I started out by making an apple-blueberry pie. I admit that I was really lazy with this and used store-bought crust that I've had in the freezer. Unfortunately, it's not a pretty looking pie, as the top crust tried to crumble apart when I was laying it on. Fortunately for me, it smells amazing!
My main problem with yeast breads is that we live in a basement apartment, so it's a little cooler than most homes, which can affect the rise of the bread. Here's my little trick to counteract that fact.
When the bread was done the first rise, I gave it another little knead, put it on a cookie sheet, and left it to rise again. When it was done that rise, it got some shallow cuts across the top, and a dusting of cornmeal, and we were finally ready to bake!