Before it gets silly around here...this is a Poilane-Style Miche similar to the one found in the Bread Baker's Apprentice. It's a huge and quite heavy country loaf that is made of whole wheat flour, a little bread flour, salt, water and Chuck. Yup, Chuck contributed part of himself and I'm pleased to say that he's finally got the hang of things and doesn't take nearly as long to rise bread as he did when he was brand new.
See what I mean? It's hard to resist being silly when you are holding enormous bread.
Tristyn came flying in from the other room when he heard Maia giggling and took the bread right off of her.
Maia tries to tickle Tristyn to get it back.
It sort of worked. Sort of. Don't pay any attention to the tablecloth I threw over the dishes in the background. I'm not a photographer and never seem to notice these things until nearly too late.
Eventually we did get around to eating the bread. Maia spreads soft butter flavored with brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves.
But it's too hard to resist being goofy. It sort of looks like Pac-Man doesn't it?
Even I got in the action!!
It was my idea to add the mashed potato and pea eye. I'm quite proud of that bit of inspiration but not so proud of how the children and I spent the next ten minutes running around the house making Pac-Man Miche chomp the heads of one another, Rick, the dogs, and the cat. That's sort of embarrassing. I'll exclude those pictures.