My derelict gingerbread cake village has long since vanished into the mouths of the Mudlets but the urge to try and produce something using the mould, that captured all the fine detail of the windows, roofs and chimneys led me to try a completely different approach. The absence of baking beans or spare rice meant that I was still unable to try baking an actual gingerbread village just yet but what I did have in abundance, was the ingredients needed to bake bread and specifically bread buns and so I though it would be fun to try and make some cottage shaped bread buns – some cottage loaves if you like. Continue reading
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Hot Crossed Buns.
In my humble opinion, Easter Sunday without Hot Crossed Buns is a lot like Christmas dinner without parsnips and Brussel sprouts, so faced with the realisation that I had forgotten to pick some up whilst we were out yesterday and so this was indeed the very scenario that we were facing, I decided to see if I had the ingredients in to try and bake some myself. Continue reading
Pork and chorizo stew with homemade bread
Today I decided to try another of the recipes, having already tried out a very tasty salmon and tomato curry earlier in the week. Continue reading
Back to baking
Shifting, lifting and sifting
Luckily for me I have two gardens to manage and although my own requires little doing to it at the moment, the same could not be said of the school patch and so, I gleefully grabbed my trowel and favourite gardening gloves and headed round to the school for some much needed garden therapy. Continue reading
Baking up an appetite ….
Several years ago, when she found out that I made bread by hand, my well meaning but misguided mother-in-law bought me a lovely bread making machine, thinking that I would appreciate the labour saving properties it had to offer. Unfortunately, I found that, as well as making bread, it created a whole new raft of jobs for me, like cleaning it and the various measuring utensils it seemed to require me to use or lifting half the cupboard contents in and out each time I needed to get it out or put it away. Continue reading