I am currently in the process of re-vamping my blog – just a little.
A new page has
been added to the top called 'Walks' – and each walk that we have
done and plan to do in the future will be added to it rather than as
a post with a label. The old posts are gradually being deleted as I do this which means any associated comments will also go. Sorry to those of you that commented on them but you will be able to do so on the new page, although it seems to be at the very bottom of the page for some reason.
Whilst I am busy
doing this, DB is carrying on painting the back fence panels. He is
currently sitting outside (nicely warmed up from his work), sipping a
strong cup of tea and eating a Kit Kat.
I really enjoyed
Paul Hollywood's new series about bread last night. So inspired was I
that 2 portions of his recipe for a Bloomer were made.
The first was baked in the style of a bloomer, the second was put in a tin to see how it behaved. They haven't been sliced yet as we are waiting for them to go cold. I loved his tip about spraying the top of bread with water before baking to give a nice shine. I knew about throwing water onto the bottom of the oven to create steam. Each loaf below cost about 63p and weighs around 700g. I think that is probably half the price in the shops and I don't use the cheapest flour.
Off both portions, I pinched a
little to make us a pizza for lunch. This pizza for all ingredients came to £1.60 which is not bad considering it measures 12 inches!