Sitting, waiting. Such patient loaves.
I have friends who have told me that you can buy bread at the store. (Ha, Ha.) Yeah, I get that. But this is so much better, and really not any more effort than going to the store. I like to know what's in the food I'm eating. With this, I know. And, it's a little bit of mental gymnastics for me in the morning to get the day going.
Waiting a little longer, different venue.
Today, I'm going to let the loaves rise a little longer than I would normally on the second rise, because I have a meeting at school. When I get back, they'll go into a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes. As a result of the longer rise, the "grain" of the bread will be a little higher or airier than it would be. But that's okay. It makes for some mighty fine toast.
Quite the muffin top going on here
I took the loaves out at 38 minutes and turned them out onto the cooling rack.
Let's hope that the cinnamon toast is a good incentive.