I decided to put it to use in a simple loaf of bread..or as it turned out, three, to be used for sandwiches, after my last woodfired oven session resulted in bread only fit for toast! Much toast!!
Three Loaf Whey & Grain Bread
1kg bread flour
600g wholemeal flour
100g rye flour
100g mixed grains
5 tsp instant yeast
3 tsp salt
4 tsp sugar
2/3 cup milk powder
1260ml (approx) whey
The dough was made in the usual way, hand kneaded and baked in three bread pans at 220c. The quantities yielded 3 x 1kg loaves. Baking inside (compared to the woodfired oven), is so much easier when it comes to control..the switch is turned on and the oven stays at that temperature...what a luxury!! AND there is a window to peer through, I never thought this would be SO appreciated! It is vastly different from trying to suss out the complexities of our big mama brick oven outside.
The crochet hook also saw a little bit of action this week...another hat crocheted in the same pattern as this one. Daughter #2 requested the hat and was pleased that it matched her slippers. Being 2 years older than daughter #3, it just fits..I would think that this hat wouldn't go much further than an 8 or (small) 9 year olds head. It was surprisingly quick to make up..one evening in front of the tv. Then the flower made and attached the next day. It's a pity her school only allows navy beanies to be worn...she hasn't had a chance to wear it anywhere yet...
|Crochet hat for daughter #2|
My hubby and I married when I was 20, and our 3 daughters had all arrived by the time I was 26. (can you figure out how old I am? Ha!).
I love, love love white chocolate and anything containing it.
My hands look really old...even when I was a kid they were like this. Other kids used to call me "granny hands"
I can watch MASH re-runs till others are sick of the sight and sound of them...not me! (Trapper is my hero).
I sometimes (most times) become incredibly shy around new people. With good friends, I can be quite boisterous.
Last year, the hubby brought home an old piano from the local flea market/auction and having always wanted to know how to play, I started taking myself off to piano lessons! I'm between teachers right now as my teacher moved away *sob*, but I thoroughly enjoy playing (trying to, anyway!), and find it a great outlet for when I'm feeling stressed.
I still have NO idea what I want to be when I grow up :o)
And I'll sum up (maybe not in 10 words) the reasons why I blog;
It allows me a space where I can store my gardening thoughts, ideas, photos, recipes and projects. It keeps me focused on leading a slower life and also keeps me motivated in different areas of my life. It's a place where I like to gather my thoughts and think. The people that it connects me to and their blogs are a bonus along with friendships formed along the way. That's why!
Call me cheeky, but I'm not passing the awards along...just because that's me. (and perhaps the people who I would pass it on to have received them already). It was fun playing along though.