I pulled my sourdough starter out of the fridge last night, planning to bake my Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread today. Then I forgot about it and didn't measure out my starter and mix it up with the water, flour, and 7-grain. I remembered this morning - but that's OK, as long as I get it started first thing in the morning, I can make it in one day. So, I quickly got it mixed up, without looking at the recipe. I remembered I needed 1 cup of starter, 3 cups of warm water, 3 cups whole wheat flour, and some of the 7-grain cereal - so I added the water and the flour and then went to look at the recipe to find out how much cereal. That's when I discovered that I only needed 1 cup of water and 1 cup of flour for this recipe. Oops, too late! I was thinking of my recipe for Sourdough Pancakes - that one takes 3 cups of water and 3 cups of flour.
So today I just had to make enough dough for 3 loaves of bread, instead of 1.
I made and baked 1 loaf as usual - it's gorgeous and smells wonderful. I put another loaf in the freezer right after I shaped it and before I let it rise - so I can bake it later. Thawing and letting it rise will probably take just as long as actually making the bread, but I won't have to do anything except set it on the counter and leave it alone until it's ready. And the third portion of the dough? I rolled out and formed into these whole wheat caramel rolls, a recipe I found on the back of a flour bag a long time ago, but never got around to trying. Here's the original recipe:
Of course I just took the dough I had, rolled it out and spread it with the brown sugar, butter, and nuts. Then, instead of letting the rolls rise completely and baking them right away, I covered them with plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator. Tomorrow morning I can take them out, let them come to room temperature and rise, and then bake them. That way we get to have fresh, warm, ooey, gooey caramel rolls for breakfast. Hopefully they'll be as good as they sound and I'll remember to take a picture or two before we eat them all.