Friday, March 29, 2013
Sometimes we’re not very good about making a list before we go to the grocery. Other times, we make a detailed list, coordinated with weekly specials and almost-expired coupons…and then promptly walk out the door with said list still on the kitchen counter.
So yes, we sometimes find ourselves without an Average Joe Artisan Bread Kit Refill. And right now we’re even out of wheat bran, one of the three dry ingredients (flour, wheat bran and corn meal) that go into the “bread dust” we spread in the bottom of our bread pot to prevent the loaf from sticking and burning.
By some miracle, though, we always have corn meal on hand. It’s like the fishes and the loaves—the bag seems to be full no matter how much we consume. And, here’s a trick—ample amounts of corn meal alone can serve in the role of bread dust. Just be sure you cover the entire bottom of the pot.
Usually we can remember one thing from our list at the grocery. This week it’s corn meal. When you’re there this week, pick up an extra bag for those times when your list gets lost in the shuffle.