Thursday, 8 October 2015

Baking for walking

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I used to buy biscuits for us to eat before the start of the walk but now the cooler weather is here, thought I would make something on the day that I bake the bread. Besides, I know what is going into my baking rather than some of the rubbish in shop bought biscuits.

Last week we had Bara Brith:
This week we will have shortbread slices (not the whole tray) the rest is for us for the week:

Two pieces of dough were pulled from the bread dough to make us a bap each for lunch:
We had them filled with tuna and lightly pickled cucumber slices, home grown tomatoes and home grown pears. The rest was turned into our weekly 2 loaves.


13 comments:

  1. Those all look good - I'm just making low fat flapjacks!

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    1. Sounds good to me, how are you making them low fat?

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  2. Like you say you know what goes in, not full of preservatives.

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    1. Well, when you read the ingredients on some things, its more like a chemistry lesson!

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  3. I used to bake so much when the children were at home. Now I hardly bake at all and when I do it's a packet mix. After seeing your baking I must make more effort b

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    1. Well, it can be difficult when you are working but I bake because we find all bought cakes (and mixes) way too sweet. We always reduce the sugar when baking.

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  4. When ever I read labels I find that most contents are things that I can not pronounce, and definitely do not want to be eating. Your shortbread looks far too yummy.

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    1. Thanks, it stays nice and crisp.

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  5. I like baking a lot, I prefer that you know exactly what is in it - even if that is butter and sugar! xx

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  6. They all look lovely. Shortbread is my favourite ever biscuit :-)

    I always try and remember to pull a little bit of dough off for a bun or two, it's like a chef's perk to eat them warm from the oven.

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    1. Warm bread sometimes gives me indigestion!

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  7. They look delicious. Shortbread is my most favourite. I just had some of the very buttery kind this morning (I'm in Scotland it would have been rude not to). I find home made has far more substance than shop bought. Much better for picnics and out walking. X

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