11 o'clock. Ants in the bread.
Finding a hidden silver lining. Going with it.
350g flour, a very heaped teaspoon of yeast, 1 dessertspoon of olive oil, large pinch of salt and 210ml warm water.
An old wooden spoon and a some soothing mixing of all the ingredients helter skelter.
5 minutes of kneading spongy dough. Relaxing my shoulders.
Squeezing, stretching and shaping. Turtles, mice, snails and snakes.
Letting them be for a whisker of time til they doubled in size. Sweep up a snowfall of flour.
A brush over with egg.
Head cocked as she sprinkles black and white sesame seeds, pepitas and sunflower seeds.
Animal bread rolls brought to life.
15 minutes in a 220 degree oven to deepen their suntan and render them aromatic and hollow to the tap.
Slathered in butter and Vegemite whilst still warm.
Happy babies....full tummies. Triumphant Mumma.