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6 July 2007

Yellow apron

Here it is, the yellow apron with cross over straps. It feels really comfy and I like that there are no ties to do up.

I started my sourdough sponge and it died! I left it sit for a while in the bowl and although it was suppose to rise a little, nothing happened. It looked dead and had stopped fermenting, so I've started again. Hopefully I can get to it again over the weekend.

8 comments:

  1. The apron looks lovely. No around the neck strap is always so much more comfortable I think.

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  2. I only managed to do a quarter of what you did today Rhonda!

    That apron looks very nice. What does the back look like though? I'm curious!

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  3. Sourdough sponge can take ages to rise. It needs a warmish and constant temperature to get going and even then it can be slow.

    Cool slow rises for the dough (once made), say overnight give the sourdough a blistery skin when baked.

    The apron is sweet.

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  4. Rhonda,
    I have been a sourdough keeper for many many years. If your starter is new it needs to be fed regularly to get it strong. I feed mine twice a day every day.

    I use it for bread 4 hours after a feeding. That seems to be its "prime time."

    Hope that helps.
    Kim

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  5. All right, I'm back, but just for a quick sec. I just had to tell you, your apron is beautiful! Wonderful job. Can't wait to see a photo of *you* poking around the kitchen in it! Also, the kale and sausage sounds so delicious. We're really big fans of kale, too. I want to see if I can find some of the type of seed that you use.
    Jewels

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  6. Thanks everyone.

    Eilleen, if you click the "jewels blog" link in my "tomatoes for breakfast" post, you'll see the back of a similar apron.

    Nada and Kim, thanks for the sourdough tips. I have half of the old one in the fridge and will continue to feed it. In the meantime, I've made another one, with a small amount of added yeast. The recipe is from the New York Times. It's almost ready to bake and I'll post a photo when it's done.

    I love that we can help and advise each other even though we'd a million miles apart. : )

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  7. Dear Rhonda,
    I would really like to make this apron. Would you be so kind to tell me where I can find the pattern ?
    Greetings from me from Holland, Charlotte (charlottenas@hotmail.com)

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