Hello Dear Reader,
I'm so excited that I've been up for hours, I had the fire lit by five this morning to warm the house up for my workshop today. We're making bags today and I can't wait. Once you've made one, you'll never buy a bag again! Everything we eat is homemade too. Fostermummy is coming today and it's her birthday so, of course, I baked a carrot cake. It's still warm here but it will have an orange (juice) glaze when it's cooled.
Here's the recipe and the how to (thanks to BBC Food - who ever needs to buy a cookery book ever again with this resource available?)
You will need:
Next, I made Sun dried tomato bread, in my machine. You simply add the following ingredients, set it to basic as you would a white loaf and let it do what it does. This make a 2lb loaf.
Water 1 1/3 cups
Oil - I used olive oil - 2 tablespoons
Salt - 1 heaped teaspoon.
Mixed herbs - 2 heaped teaspoons
Strong White bread flour - 4 cups
Fast Action Yeast - 1 1/2 teaspoons.
Chopped Sun Dried Tomatoes - 1/2 cup
Switch it on - this is a three hour loaf. My bread machine was found the cheapest here and I will be writing more about getting the very best ways of stretching your hard earned cash by using this website.
Here's a close up of the bread and cake and the smell is making my tummy rumble! I also made Spicy Butternut Squash soup. If you've never made this then what are you waiting for, it is utterly delicious. Here's the recipe and how to, again courtesy of BBC Food.
Lunch is going to be soup, salad, bread, hummus (made by Fostermummy) and cake! I'm looking forward to the homemade food as much as the homemade bags!
I'll be back later with tales of the day.