Yesterday was an amazing day. I drove through nasty, sleety stuff to where the Thermomix demo was and this time I didn't get lost.
The first time I went to a demo there I got thoroughly lost and had to phone Leonie to find how to un-lose myself again.
In two hours she covered a seeded bloomer, Chinese cocoa steamed buns, rosemary focaccia and a hot crossless bun loaf. They all looked and tasted amazing.
Yes, there had been some preparation beforehand but not nearly as much as I had expected and Leonie managed the whole thing impressively well.
I now have four fab recipes that are on the list to make. Many thanks to Leonie and if you're interested in getting a Thermomix, I can put you in touch with her.
The ingredients she used were very fine and pretty expensive and as I drove home I felt the urge to make a frugal loaf that looked good and tasted fine too. So I did, using some recently acquired techniques and it seems to have cause a mini sensation (I do mean really, really mini!) on the Facebook Group where I posted about it. I've blogged about what I did here and the next post is a review now that I have cut and tasted it.
Today I have my friends visiting and Beth and Alex are coming over for lunch. I have a sourdough loaf to make - I retarted the rising which is a new thing for me so fingers crossed for this one. Also, if I have time, I also want to try a spelt loaf using a recipe that a friend gave me (thank you, Rachel).
B: has to be toast from the frugal loaf made yesterday
L: ham, macaroni cheese and peas, fruit yogurt
T: ham sarnie, apple and orange
Now, where's the coffee?