The oven bread was fine and a little flour concealed the less than smooth top. It's not been delivered to those for whom I made it.
The second go at halo(pronounced hallo)-bread-making went much better. It did rise and prove more quickly and baked OK although next time I will reduce the temperature a bit as the top was very brown. It's now all sliced and in the freezer.
Even though slow risen and proved bread is better, what I produced was a whole lot nicer than shop bought, mass produced stuff. Not boasting, home made just is.
After delivering the bread and finding out what I have to do today in school, I popped over to Morrisons and managed to pick up a few bargains and a Weight Watcher's Magazine (one has to try sometimes) so I was reading that in between interesting programmes in the evening.
Talking about programmes, there was a new Mary Berry prog, entitled Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking. Had to watch that, didn't I? So I fell asleep just after the start of the celebrity antiques thing and woke up half way through her programme. From my rather bleary eyed perspective, I thought it was OK although I wouldn't necessarily want to cook lobster, etc. The roast veg tart looked delicious, as did the beef wellington. I will watch it again next week and will try to catch up on what I missed.
Today is school day and there's plenty to do so I have meals all ready or easy, more or less.
B: toast and marmite, apple
L: vegetable pasta bake (all made and ready to pop into my lunch bag), fruit
D: bacon, lettuce and tomato bap with coleslaw, yogurt
And finally - remember before Christmas, Beth and I (mostly Beth) were making a table runner and mats for a friend. Well, we got the photos sorted at last and here's one of them. We were really pleased.
|Please excuse the quality of the photo!|