I turned the machine off, dumped the ingredients into a mixing bowl, and attached the mixer paddle piece. I stirred up the ingredients and put them back in the container. Unfortunately, when I put it back into the machine, it started back at four hours. I figured it probably wouldn't work now that the yeast was already in it, but I didn't have enough bread flour left to try again, so I set it to bake anyway.
We haven't actually cut into it yet, but I can tell it's no good. The loaf is flat and heavy, the top still has the swirl patter from the mixer moving it around. I didn't add any extra water than what the recipe called for, and when I put it bac into the bin it was actually dry and flaky and I considered adding more water but then chose not to.
The burnt part on the edge in the photo is actually from the bit of ingredients stuck to the side of the pan from me dumping it out. I'm waiting for the pan to cool and Tony to get home with more bread flour now. We will try this one again with the proper timing and the mixing piece in.
I was wrong. Poor baby Amos is getting thin and frail again, and Yuri is looking thin too. I see both nursing from Floki often, but neither seems to understand how to eat hard food yet. I've sent Tony on a wild goose chase to track down another can of goats milk. He went to three different stores before he found a can. Back to supplemental bottle feeding we go!
Amos has a vet appointment tomorrow. I plan on bringing all the kittens just for the vet check. Amos will be five weeks old tomorrow. What a trooper. I never thought he'd make it this long. He's full of surprises. We're delighted to keep him as long as he survives. I'd love to see him thrive and not just survive though.