I am not sure whether I have done this before with French sticks, although I know I have done it with refrigerator dough, but last night I made up a batch of French stick dough in the bread machine, and it was nearly 11pm before it was done, so I didn't want to wait around for it to rise again and then bake - I wanted to go to bed! So I shaped it and laid it in the French stick mould, then covered it with a tea towel and left it in the bottom of the fridge overnight to rise - and it did - quite well! This morning, all I had to do was to bake the bread, which was the easy part!
The ladies at the craft club at the chapel are doing a knitting marathon today, beginning at 10am and going through until 10am tomorrow morning, so I wanted to provide a couple of my French sticks for lunch and for snacking, as I know that several of the ladies like them. I will be going along later on this afternoon for a shift on the rota, after we have been to the gym holiday club.
The holiday club at gym has been going well, although it is rather full-on to be doing 4 hours a day every day! The YFG is training for a competition, so she is working hard - she comes home every afternoon and flops out to watch a film! The EFG is helping to coach and is doing really well with a group of little girls - she is making a plan each day and following through, so I am proud of her. She wants to go on and do the first level of coaching courses, so now that she is about to tun 16 next week, I can book her on to one.
The weather is forecast to get hot this weekend, so we will have to be prepared - unfortunately, the gazebo blew down and destroyed itself into a heap of mangled aluminium in the heavy wind we had here on Wednesday, so we don't have anywhere to sit outside in the shade now. Plan B will be to sit close to the workshop in its shade while we can, and then retreat to the north facing sitting room, I think!
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