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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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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 11:35pm on 20/02/2010 under , ,
I felt an urge to make chelsea buns, so I borrowed Andrew’s Kenwood Chef this morning (with its oh-so-handy dough hook), and had fun with Beth making the buns. Chelsea buns were my favourite item from the school tuck shop — they obviously impressed me at an impressionable age. Beth enjoyed both the cooking and the eating of the buns. In fact, they disappeared so quickly that I then made a lemon cake so we had something to eat with tea.

I think we’ll be making some more buns next weekend; maybe hot cross buns. Worth getting the practice in before Easter! Must get my own Kenwood Chef, too. Something to stick on the Amazon Wish List…
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 11:35pm on 20/02/2010 under , ,
I felt an urge to make chelsea buns, so I borrowed Andrew’s Kenwood Chef this morning (with its oh-so-handy dough hook), and had fun with Beth making the buns. Chelsea buns were my favourite item from the school tuck shop — they obviously impressed me at an impressionable age. Beth enjoyed both the cooking and the eating of the buns. In fact, they disappeared so quickly that I then made a lemon cake so we had something to eat with tea.

I think we’ll be making some more buns next weekend; maybe hot cross buns. Worth getting the practice in before Easter! Must get my own Kenwood Chef, too. Something to stick on the Amazon Wish List…
location: KY16 8JY

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