On a boat, when its cold outside, its cold inside. The other morning the temp in our cabin was just under 49 degrees.
What does a boat wife do to quickly heat up her boat? Turn on the space heater and make bread.
I haven’t made bread in years. So a cold day was my opportunity to perfect my bread making skills. The recipe I used was from my Vegan Plant cook book.
A Rustic Peasant Loaf was the ideal recipe since I felt like a peasant trying to keep warm over a flimsy space heater.
After pulling out the ingredients, making the dough and kneading for 8-10 minutes, I started to warm up.
I then had to let the dough rest & rise for up to two hours.
After two hours, I shaped it. Surprisingly the dough was soft and easy to shape. I must be doing something right!
I was able to make two loafs. One turned out larger than the other…rookie mistake.
I had to bake each loaf for 45 minutes.
The oven could only fit in one loaf at a time. But I was able to get a few potatoes in too.
Doesn’t it look rustic!
The best part. When all was said and done, the boat warmed up to a balmy 68 degrees.
This week promises to bring even more cold weather. So I will be testing out some new recipes for the oven. With luck my propane tanks will last through my baking spree.
From the Boat Wife