My favourite kind of day - one spent in the kitchen.
I started a biga yesterday morning with the idea of using it in a batch of bread later in the day.
Never got around to it so..... I fed it again before going to bed.
This morning I used half the biga in a batch of Rye bread and the other half in a double batch of French Baguette dough.
The French dough needed a double rise before shaping so the Rye was ready to bake first.
I roasted a red bell pepper that needed to be used up and made a half portion of my favourite Tuna Pate.
And we had it on rye for lunch.
When the baguette dough was ready to go I divided it in half and made three small baguettes and the other half is in the fridge and will probably end up as pizza on Friday or Saturday night.
While the dough was rising, I put a pot of Bolognese sauce on to simmer and I also made a batch of pasta dough.
Once the last loaf of bread went into the oven, I rolled out the pasta dough and hand cut 3/4 inch wide noodles (Pappardelle style).