I don’t do a lot of baking these days as I live on my own and don’t want to get fatter! However two things have come together this week: I agreed with my son that rather than Mr Kipling I would make some almond slices for Wednesday supper and my younger daughter and family are… Read More Baking Day
I have just made this and taken photographs quickly with flash. The recipe is mainly for my niece but I thought anyone might be interested. It is my own personal combination from a variety of recipes as I like the addition of the orange and cinnamon flavours. Here is a copy of my recipe card.… Read More Cranberry sauce recipe
I really don’t know why people choose to have a big party in the middle of winter when all is cold and dark rather than digging a big hole and hibernating! Maybe I haven’t been using my SAD lamp enough lately? (but some mornings it seems like too much effort to set it up – maybe… Read More This Time of Year!
It has been pointed out to me that it is actually possible to make two star cards out of one A4 sheet thus. So I thought I would share this fact with you as it saves paper. Not having any other knitting or crochet to share with you since my making is very much geared to… Read More Christmas card update and some bread
Now that recipe I mentioned last Monday. In my recipe book it is called ‘Danish’ strawberry cake but as it is a ‘Cordon Bleu’ cookbook I don’t know how authentically Danish it is. As we were going to be five for lunch that day, I decided that I needed to make double quantities as I… Read More Strawberry cake
Last weekend I decided to try making some oat bread. I thought I would share the recipe with you. This is how I made it, slightly modified from the book I got it from, though I have given the full quantities not the half amounts that I used. You start with 8oz wholemeal bread flour,… Read More Oat Bread recipe
Well not really rocks, though the ground does look a bit rocky in this photograph! It’s another of my occasional posts about my garden and baking. These are a few cyclamen that I planted years ago but are still managing to come up despite all the changes. I am also rejoicing in my sedum spectabile. which is… Read More Lets Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Recently I bought some wholemeal spelt flour to make a spelt loaf. I made a loaf with spelt flour a few years ago and I remember liking the taste, though it may have been white spelt flour that time. I am not sure. I didn’t know where I had got the recipe I used before… Read More Spelt Bread
There is only one thing that I grow to eat in my garden and that is garlic. I just pop a few cloves out of the fridge in the ground in the Autumn, as the prepared cloves you can buy at the garden centre cost as much as a whole head of garlic at the… Read More Harvest and new bread tin
I took the pictures for this post a week ago but was too busy to put it together. So here is some views of my garden recently. I was pleased to find that my Vagabond clematis had a new flush of flowers. but less so to see that the slugs had been busy lower down. I was… Read More For those who like such things – more flowers and bread