Headless chicken

More mail from Bakery Bits today (I split my parcels down to avoid excessive courier charges) including Aroma Pannetone and some of that crunchy pearl sugar…

I may never make Pannetone. I may. Perhaps. Whether I do or not, I am fascinated by the essence and its blend of citrus flavours and vanilla. I want to play with it, though it may only end  up in a tea cake or a Chelsea Bun, or a sponge cake… my vision still requires me to obtain that whole candied peel that I have been seeking but fruitlessly (ah, punny!) and the stoned Muscatel raisins.

Today I am very busy in the kitchen. I have a Focaccia rising for our pasta lunch. I am short of white bread flour so this version is being made with some Pepper and Basil flour that I had to hand. A probable error, as I have fresh rosemary in the house and a plain Focaccia would have been wonderful.

There is a Maslin pan on the stove, softening a kilo and a half of onions –  more on that later.

I have yet to make up my pastry mix for tomorrow’s mince pies.

All this, and yet I  still hope to make a malt loaf for tea.

Wish me luck!

Recently, at the: Crooked House

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

Oh, deer

Oh, deer

Nell and I had a lovely walk this morning. The weather has cooled considerably and there was a very pleasant breeze. We both made better time than of late. … Continue readingOh, deer

Cannot load blog information at this time.

Be First to Comment

I enjoy reading your comments, please pass the time of day

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.