Cutting rose hips for wreaths and tea:
And now to my favorite part of the week. The bread.
After the dough's all tall and about to ooze over the bowl (another hour or so later), take the lump out and turn it lightly in flour before hacking it into two pieces for the loaf pans. These should be greased and dusted with flour. Let the dough regain some of its height in the loaf pans. I never really think about how long to do this for because the kids are too busy pinching pieces of dough and dropping them in hot oil to make sorta-kinda donuts. It's my only foray into frying. But it's good.
Now that I think of it: If you handle it too much it'll be tough. I only mention this because my kids like to handle it a lot. Then I have to stop and make playdough to save the bread.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. If you like a shiny crust, brush the tops with milk or egg white about 10 minutes before it's done.
Mmm.... try to save some for tomorrow's pb&j... if you can.
***ooh! Updated to add: Katie's bread was BEAUTIFUL. She used 100 percent whole wheat flour and the loaves had a gorgeous texture. SUCCESS!***
****also! This works perfectly well in the bread machine on the "whole wheat" setting for a "large" loaf. Try taking it to work and baking it as your co-workers volunteer to do your job for you in exchange for a whiff of the yeasty goodness.****