Yesterday’s outcome

The Milk Roll wasn’t exactly inedible. It is very close textured and looks like a Madeira cake! We had some for tea and then toast for breakfast today. Not my best bread ever, but not duck food either.

Close textured
Close textured

The Malt Loaves were a little too browned, due to my giving a blog my attention and forgetting the clock. Surface raisins blackened, I’m afraid.

Pair of Malt Loaves
Pair of Malt Loaves

It was however, delicious —  and I ate far more than I should have. Better results than my first attempt. I shall make some more soon; I want to try the next batch with dates instead of raisins.

No breadmaking today. Perhaps tomorrow.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

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

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 28, 2020 at 11:19AM

Seeing some sensational autumn colours on this drive but finding it hard to capture what with all the bouncing, twisting and turning. Not to mention the crappy IG camera facility. #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020

October 28, 2020 at 10:30AM

Deviation through Béziers. It’s going to be a long day… #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #routebarrée #deviation #thelockdowndash

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