Bitza and Buns

I need a new oven.

Rolls and bread made from the same batch of dough – behaved entirely differently on top and bottom shelf.

The buns “peaked”.

There is something very wrong with that oven. Has it anything to do with the kitchen knife that was jammed in the fan blades, I wonder.

Whatever – the buns are tasty even if they look disastrous. I just knocked up a 3 egg base using butter, then added vanilla essence and some freeze-dried berries. They are topped with a Mascarpone Buttercream and crushed freeze-dried berries. I still have a full tray of eggs to deal with…

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A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

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