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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 07:49pm on 03/04/2011 under ,

I made a couple of loaves of cheese and tomato bread this afternoon. We had one with today’s tea at Andrew’s, and the other is to go with onion soup for our tea tomorrow. There is something very satisfying about making bread, more so than other forms of baking.

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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 07:49pm on 03/04/2011 under ,

I made a couple of loaves of cheese and tomato bread this afternoon. We had one with today’s tea at Andrew’s, and the other is to go with onion soup for our tea tomorrow. There is something very satisfying about making bread, more so than other forms of baking.

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location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 08:47pm on 06/10/2010 under , ,
Today I made three loaves of bread using wholegrain spelt flour. The bread turned out quite well, with the look of regular wholemeal, and a good smell while it was baking. This is the first time I’ve baked with spelt flour. I would love to comment on how the taste of the bread varied from my usual bread, but the two slices I ate tasted mostly of butter, ketchup, and fried eggs. Maybe I’ll have another slice for tasting purposes later this evening.

Midsomer Murders! One of the few things worth watching on ITV. Doesn’t feel right having new episodes on a Wednesday evening, though: Sundays are more fitting for pretty villages, country houses, Joyce Barnaby, and shocking murders.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 08:47pm on 06/10/2010 under , ,
Today I made three loaves of bread using wholegrain spelt flour. The bread turned out quite well, with the look of regular wholemeal, and a good smell while it was baking. This is the first time I’ve baked with spelt flour. I would love to comment on how the taste of the bread varied from my usual bread, but the two slices I ate tasted mostly of butter, ketchup, and fried eggs. Maybe I’ll have another slice for tasting purposes later this evening.

Midsomer Murders! One of the few things worth watching on ITV. Doesn’t feel right having new episodes on a Wednesday evening, though: Sundays are more fitting for pretty villages, country houses, Joyce Barnaby, and shocking murders.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:17pm on 30/05/2010 under , , ,
Made bread yesterday. White bread this week; makes a change from the wholemeal I’ve been making recently.

I thought this week’s Dr Who was a little disappointing. The cast and setting were good, but the story was trite, the characters were weakly drawn, and it really shouldn’t have been a two-parter.

Swimming this morning: no fire alarm this week, and there was hot water in the showers, so we’ll count it as a success.

We had Turkish-style food for lunch today, to go along with the Turkish F1. (Well, Turkish food in as much as it matched our idea of what Turkish food might be like, without us doing anything like research.) My homemade houmous was amusingly garlicky. Maybe it will be mellower tomorrow. Kate made some vegetable kebabs and some falafal. The race was pretty exciting too, with some good overtaking.

Andrew made pies for our tea tonight. He found some pastie-makers that he’d never used, so we folded fillings into puff pastry: cheesy vegetables in half of them, and potato and pea curry in the others. It worked rather well. Pies are good.

Then back home to watch Lewis and to eat chelsea buns, hot from the oven. For a change I sprinkled sugar crystals on top, rather than the sugar syrup that I’ve used previously. It worked pretty well, and was a bit more like the chelsea buns I remember from bakers as I grew up in Nottingham.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:17pm on 30/05/2010 under , , ,
Made bread yesterday. White bread this week; makes a change from the wholemeal I’ve been making recently.

I thought this week’s Dr Who was a little disappointing. The cast and setting were good, but the story was trite, the characters were weakly drawn, and it really shouldn’t have been a two-parter.

Swimming this morning: no fire alarm this week, and there was hot water in the showers, so we’ll count it as a success.

We had Turkish-style food for lunch today, to go along with the Turkish F1. (Well, Turkish food in as much as it matched our idea of what Turkish food might be like, without us doing anything like research.) My homemade houmous was amusingly garlicky. Maybe it will be mellower tomorrow. Kate made some vegetable kebabs and some falafal. The race was pretty exciting too, with some good overtaking.

Andrew made pies for our tea tonight. He found some pastie-makers that he’d never used, so we folded fillings into puff pastry: cheesy vegetables in half of them, and potato and pea curry in the others. It worked rather well. Pies are good.

Then back home to watch Lewis and to eat chelsea buns, hot from the oven. For a change I sprinkled sugar crystals on top, rather than the sugar syrup that I’ve used previously. It worked pretty well, and was a bit more like the chelsea buns I remember from bakers as I grew up in Nottingham.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 11:37pm on 10/04/2010 under , , ,

Today I made four wholemeal loaves, a white loaf, a load of white rolls, and some Chelsea buns. Yum!

location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 11:37pm on 10/04/2010 under , , ,

Today I made four wholemeal loaves, a white loaf, a load of white rolls, and some Chelsea buns. Yum!

location: KY16 8JY

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