Hi everyone, thank you for all your support it put a smile back on my face.
As you know we have had a terrible Easter Hols. We have spent most of the Hols travelling from one end of the country to the other with 3 parents in hospital at the same time. Sadly my mother in law is no longer with us. She will be greatly missed by us and the rest the family. My father is now fighting the terrible C and my mother is very fragile coping. So as you can see bad news always comes in 3.
Anyway on a good note we as a family are supporting one another and our parents,and are thinking positive......
Today hubby gone back to work, back to routine. House seems strange without him even though he can be a bit of a pain.
Today thought I would try baking bread for a change, last time it was a bit heavy. But today it turned out perfect.!
Here is the recipe I used if you want to try-
I made 1 loaf of Granary bread. and 1 loaf of Wholemeal Brown.
1 1b 2 ozs Granary or Wholemeal Flour. (use only one) 230c/450f gas mark 8
1 oz of butter.
1 pkt Fast Action Dried Yeast. Aga top shelf.
9 fl oz Warm water. Approx 30/35 mins.
Mix flour and butter, add yeast,then add warm water. mix all together. ( I used my electric mixer)
Put onto a floured surface, then knead for 5 mins. Butter loaf tin, put dough in, cover with a damp cloth. Put in a warm place to double in size ( I put mine on top of my Aga). I left it there for approx 1 hour. Then bake in the oven. Bread is done when it's golden brown . And you tap the bottom and it sounds hollow.
Wholemeal on the left. Granary on the right.
I only have one loaf tin. So I used my round cake tin for the wholemeal loaf. My daughter loves the granary, my son prefers the wholemeal. We had warm bread for breakfast with jams and lemon curd. Then we had some with our tea tonight. I don't think I will be buying ready made any more....
I'm now ready to try all different breads now. Do you make your own? what is your favourite?
Monday, April 22, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Hi everyone. Sun in Cornwall Hip Hip Hooray!
What game shall we play today?
We can play hide and seek. You hide Bailey.
But be careful of that black stuff , I think mum is changing the garden again...
99, 100 Ready or not.
I think Bailey came this way.
They will never find me here.
I can't see him Charlie.
Ha! Ha! Here I am.
I'm the Winner!.
Bye everyone see you all next time. Enjoy the sun...
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
Today was cold but lovely and sunny. So I thought it would be a good opportunity to up cycle a work bench which I brought several months ago. It cost me £60 from a junk shop locally.
It was just a dirty pine colour with lots of paint and pen marks on it. I had to sand it down the best I could do. Then I painted the base a soft pink. (I have used this colour lots)....
The front has three drawers. I had to paint the inside of these because they were so marked.
Before and after.
Next I painted the top a pale blue
Sky from Home base. A really pretty blue.
I still need to do a little filling.
Nearly finished.. But maybe a few more coats, then a sand on corners to give it that Shabby Chic look.
I will show you the finished result in a later post.
Have you up cycled anything lately?