A quiet boom.

January 15, 2012


This post was originally just going to be me babbling about how the past couple of weekends, I’ve been back into making no-knead bread. Half of the batch is usually turned into a pizza for lunch. Today as we were throwing toppings on, I was a little self-absorbed and when Lloyd cleared his throat expectantly, I snipped, “What? This is how much onion I’m using!”

Turns out he was fine with the onion, he just wanted me to notice what he was doing with the ham.

Ha! – that’s cute!

Pizza face, but not like in high school.

The second part of the dough has just been made into a little loaf of bread, but this Sunday I wanted to see if smooshing out the dough and then criss-cross cutting it would yield dinner rolls.

Cut cut cut.

Eh. Whatever.

Bake bake bake.

I put it in the oven on the pizza stone that long ago cracked into two pieces. I still use it – I just shove the pieces together and it’s all good. I also poured some water in the discolored cookie sheet that lives in the bottom of the oven (right under the pizza stone). The steam is supposed to bring out some magical quality in the bread.

I plopped myself down on the couch by Lloyd to read until the bread was done.

After a couple of minutes, I heard a quiet ‘boom’. Not as loud as a neighbor slamming a trash can lid, but something…. ominous.

Lauren: “What was that? I bet that’s the pizza stone cracking again. Dang it!! Soon I’m going to be baking on a jigsaw puzzle!”
Lloyd: “Well, there’s your post.”

Stupid stone.

The crack on the left is new.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “A quiet boom.”

  1. Ribs Said on:

    Eeek! I suppose it might be something to do with the steam from the cookie sheet.

    We heard a boom outside on Friday night and both assumed it was a random firework let off by some local oik. Turns out it was something much more exciting -- a tiny piece of a Russian satellite making its way back to Earth!


  2. Brad Said on:

    I have a baking stone I never use. I got it to make pizza and cookies on. When I made cookies on it, they got too crunchy. I like soft cookies. And I just never make pizza at home any more.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    That pizza stone had handles. The one I own has a separate rack that you put underneath it so that you can hold it. Can you duck tape the thing together?


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Sorry about your stone….but did the rolls turn out?

    Mmmmmm…..that no-knead bread of yours is soooo good! I think I’ll make some today. But 1st I have to find how you made it. I’ll search in your box under No-Knead Bread.


  5. cousinSam Said on:

    Note: Not a response to “Quiet Boring” more court cases!

    How was/is the Iron Druid?


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