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Happy V-Day... [Feb. 14th, 2008|05:57 pm]
Verminius Rex
Heart shaped tin of chocolate was delivered last night, so my V-Day duty is complete. Both kids came home with a respectable haul, not nearly equal to Halloween but respectable enough. The candy has been put aside for future rationing and occasional parental sampling.

Right now I have two batches of bagel dough on the rise, one with a preferment and one without. This will tell me if the dough benefits with the preferment, or if it just doesn't matter. I suspect it matters even less for the flavored bagels, garlic and onion are likely to cover any subtle taste a preferment gives it.

The other thing I did was increase the oil content just a little, to see if it makes the dough slightly easier to shape. I always say that if the recipe doesn't quite do what you want it to, next time try something different. The most basic recipe can benefit from occasional tweaks or additions.

Looks like the kids are out of school tomorrow, and we may have someone over for a bit. Nothing exciting, but it means a general house cleaning tonight. We'll see how long it lasts with Things 1 and 2 undoing the cleaning as quickly as it's completed.