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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

multi tasking

I baked a Tom Gray pizza this afternoon while my kiln was in reduction. I was preheating the oven, checking it's temperature and running downstairs to check the temp on my kiln's pyrometer. Just a bit confusing! Speaking of confusing, I forgot to divide the dough, rolled it out and realized it was a bit thick on the ends. I think the crust ended up being about 3" tall :) Remember a few blogs ago when I mentioned I needed a wife?! or maybe I just need to get Gerry and Wesley cooking classes for Christmas. Sadly, neither of them are very interested in cooking so if we get fed, it's up to me.
I started firing at 7:30 am and finished up at 7:30 this evening. I had a little stall late in the day and then I soaked for thirty minutes at the end. ^10 in the middle went down fine and just on time, but the top shelf only had a bent ^10, not too bad, there were just a couple of trays on the very top, so no great loss if they didn't get to temp. Hopefully the full moon tonight will be a good omen and there will be some nice pots to clean tomorrow. Hope so, I need them for Saturday's sale.

My moral support, Callie and Tyler. They lay upstairs where the heat rises from the kiln, I put a quilt down for them and they stayed there all day. So cute!

3 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Let's see the pots, Tracey. And that pizza looks pretty damn good.

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

The pizza was good, if you haven't tried Tom's recipe, I highly recommend it. Very easy and the tomato sauce is wonderful! Still waiting on the kiln to cool and it's pouring rain outside, of course!

cookingwithgas said...

I too asked for a wife serveral years back.
People just laughed and thought I was losing it.
But I know what you mean!
It would be nice.
There are times when I am cooking or baking when I think, time to check the kiln when I am really checking the oven.
Yummy pizza and hardy with lots of bread.
Can't wait to see the pots!
Can we look now????