Monday, November 29, 2010


Say, dainty Nymphs, and speak: 
Shall we play barley-break?

That's Thomas Morley, in a madrigal "Now is the month of maying," in which the singer propositions a "nymph" to lie down and break the barley with him. It would have to be a dainty nymph indeed to fit in the tiny sack of barley flour I'm working with, but I decided to repeat the loaf made with whole wheat flour, barley flour, oats and flaxseed. It was mighty good last time. It may not compare with barley-break, but I think it may be an intense experience indeed.

UPDATE: the oven will be repaired either this afternoon or Wednesday afternoon. (How's that for an appointment time?) Until then, as noted below, it's bread machine bread for me.

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