I gave up feeling sorry for myself fairly quickly as it was boring. I didn't have much commitment yesterday, but I did have to cancel my personal training session. Lindsey was most understanding and we have rescheduled it for Friday instead. Yes, it means cancelling my aqua (and I have also cancelled today's because I just don't think it is sensible) but that's not a problem. Later on, I will take a walk the longer way round to Morrisons to get some dishwasher tablets so I will get a bit of exercise in!
Come the afternoon and I was definitely feeling more with it so I decided to give those pumpkin shaped rolls a go. It was a bit of a risk as my dried yeast is now rather old but, thankfully, it was perfectly OK and they turned out quite well. I reckon they will be really nice with the spiced pumpkin soup I plan to make for the Girls' lunch.
The recipe was:
250g bread flour (I used half and half white/wholemeal)
half tsp salt (or a bit more, according to personal taste)
5g active dried yeast
150 mls milk (you can warm it if you like)
1.5 tbsp olive oil
around 30 to 50 mls water (you need more liquid if you're using wholemeal so go with the dough!)
I also tried shaping a flattish roll and then snipping round with scissors. It turned out more like a patty pan squash and I might do a few of those as well, as a shape contrast.
You can see the yeast worked absolutely fine.
Today I am taking it easy again as I want to feel 100% come the evening because . . .
It's POTTERY! Yay!
Beth is coming along too which I'm so looking forward to. I must get out my pottery bag and make sure everything is tidy and ready. I can't wait.
And now I have a phone that takes proper photos, maybe I will remember.
If they're still there, I have some pots to finish off. I'm hoping they have had their first firing and will be ready to glaze.
So that's today. Many thanks for all the kind words about yesterday/next little holiday plans/etc and have a fab day. xx