Having said that, despite the rain we have had, the ground is still very dry. I tried to pull up a leek yesterday and had to fork it up as it wouldn't come and the soil around the roots was pretty dry.
That leek tasted wonderful, as did the little bit of purple sprouting broccoli, even though I steamed it for too long. I had them with mini roasties, carrots and an apple and pork burger and brown sauce on the side. It tasted delicious. The PSB is sending out side shoots now although the other isn't giving anything yet.
I had my third go at a sourdough loaf and this time it went well except that I think I over-baked it - well, I know I overbaked it, in fact. It wasn't spoilt, it rose beautifully, it all went well and I autolysed the flour first. I think I may have found my method which involved some hand work as well as using Thermione for the messy bits!
|Good old Thermione (borrowed from Google)|
I shall lovingly tend the sourdough starter during the week and will have another go when I next need to make some which won;t be next week, judging bu the lack of bread on the food plans and the amount in the freezer already!
In the time it has taken to type this, the sun appears to have disappeared. Ah, well, what will be, will be and I can't change that! Fingers crossed for a fine day for us all.