Saturday, 10 April 2010

baking day- well night

Have decided to give making my own bread a try. In the past I have had a bread maker and found the bread that came out is very heavy- almost cake like in consistency. I prefer a lighter loaf and so have am trying a different recipe which I found on the net and has good reviews. Will let you know tomorrow once it has been baked and tried if it is better than my breadmaker attempts at home. The results of my attempts before baking:

I have also made strawberry muffins mix ready to put in the oven once we wake up in the morning. They should make a nice sunday morning breakfast and will use up the oven space left over whilst the bread is cooking, thus being more eco as I won't use the oven twice. Also the preparations for the morning bakings is excellent procrastination material- I have yet to open a uni book despite Stephanie being so exausted she went to bed at half past 6!

Making bread is part of my effort to be less reliant on supermarkets and their uneco policies. I am also investigating the possibility of using the local butchers for our meat, am not sure how feasible this will be when I am out of the house for uni or even later work. If I can get in the habit now then perhaps it will be easier when I get to that stage. And as Dylans aid the other day "we need to use local shops more mum so that we don't loose them". A good head on his shoulders has my boy.

Oh and speaking of Dylan he has passed his ju-jitsu grading and is now an orange belt. Very proud of him.

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